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  • FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

    FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

    ★★★

    I don't feel bad for anyone here except the locals, workers, and vendors who never got paid. The rest are social media dupes and con artists. Fuck 'em.

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★

    The last 45 minutes or so of this could have been fleshed out and lengthened and you'd have a shot at the emotionally cathartic, narratively surprising, and still amusingly pulpy trilogy wrap-up that Shyamalan is perfectly capable of delivering. Unfortunately he's sort of got to retell UNBREAKABLE and SPLIT a little bit first, and so boy does this drag -- raising and answering yet again questions we've spent two whole movies now dealing with -- before you get to a…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    Reminds you of what this sort of thing can be with an actual director behind it instead of merely a gang of well-meaning producers. Johnson deploys a few basic narrative and visual tricks that haven't really popped up in a STAR WARS film before, along with his usual precise frames and tight technical craft, and a particular attention to emotional continuity. There's also a welcome preoccupation with collateral damage, both physical and psychic. One thing Johnson's films have never really…

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck

    ★★★

    I believe it was Howard Hawks who said "A good movie is a handful of reasonably funny scenes and like eight garbage improv-y momentum-killing ones, and a bunch of cameos, whatever, I don't know."