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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★½

    I could have gone to see Brigadoon tonight. I wish I'd gone to see Brigadoon.

  • Patterns

    Patterns

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "I'm not a nice human being. What else?"
    Curse its Ayn Randian cop-out ending.
    Stagey, talky, against everything supposedly important about 50s Hollywood cinema, but also brutal, claustrophobic. and, for the most part, eerily prescient.
    One of Rod Serling's finest full-length screenplays and a huge influence on Matthew Weiner's Man Men.
    Everett Sloane, as flint-hearted company boss Walter Ramsey, is a spooky match for Montgomery Burns.
    Almost perfect.

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  • Pretty Maids All in a Row

    Pretty Maids All in a Row

    ★★★★

    An America that cares more about football games, the rights of the (male) individual, and rigid notions of identity than it does about the murder of its young women. File alongside The Boston Strangler and No Way to Treat A Lady as one of those morally schizophrenic psychopath films, made in the death knells of the studio era, that somehow points the way to the new 70s cinema of Scorsese and De Palma. A period piece, certainly, with one foot…

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★

    Loved it until the brawl in Cell Block 99.