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  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    "People make jokes about Soderbergh’s most widely-known films ending up on a constant loop on network TV stations like TNT and USA, but I think those jokes scratch at the surface of a deeper truth as to why his films often air on those stations. Ocean’s Eleven and its two sequels are easily accessible on a narrative level and have the feel of an airport novel. While they may not stick in your head for long after finishing them, you’ll…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    "If you end up seeing this, pay attention to the disparity between that amusement park and the drab apartment building the story fills the final act with. The Safdies are the rare example that use 2:35 widescreen for all its worth, filling the frame not necessarily with things serving the story at the moment but things serving their off-kilter sense of reality."

    The rest of my GOOD TIME review for Substream Magazine can be found here.

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  • Tammy

    Tammy

    ½

    Melissa McCarthy dancing to Macklemore's THRIFT SHOP with a paper bag on her head before she robs a fast food restaurant is the most American scene in cinema this year.

  • Men, Women & Children

    Men, Women & Children

    ★½

    This movie begins with an elongated sequence of the Voyager satellite leaving our solar system with a voiceover by Emma Thompson waxing on about how minuscule earth is. Yeah, it was then accompanied by some slow jazz. For a second, I thought Jason Reitman's newest was Woody Allen's 2001.