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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★½

    S'ok!

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★

    Getting tired of movie characters who smoke incessantly. Does the director think they need props? It gets in the way of what is largely a lovely film about the impact of physical space in everyday life. The parallel soap-opera plots are a tad shopworn as well, though Kogonada does his best to Ozufy them by occasionally withholding information (both visually and verbally). Haley Lu Richardson, who was very good in a supporting role in THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, delivers a…

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    An America already nearly forgotten. Gas stations. Hotel rooms. Pay phones. Vast desert vistas and even vaster internal terrain. Harry Dean Stanton's iconic wanderer. Dean Stockwell's fundamental decency. Temporary urban tranquility. A brothel that tends to loneliness and pain. Kindness and forgiveness transcending selfishness and jealousy. Nastassja Kinski bares her soul. A movie that takes you someplace. Lightning in a bottle. A masterpiece.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★

    Crafted with undeniable verve, yet still a little silly. While I'm glad Mitchell doesn't belabor his tale with explanation or exposition, I must confess I started thinking of questions about the "rules" like the wiseacres in GREMLINS 2: Can "It" follow you to Europe, if you tried to escape there? Would "It" fly overseas in pursuit? First class or coach? This probably indicates a lack of investment on my part (or Mitchell's?) in the characters: namely Greta Gerwig-girl, our understandably…