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  • As Good as It Gets

    As Good as It Gets

    ★★½

    It is fun to see Nicholson play someone robbed of his swagger, and Hunt does get some great moments, but Jeez, is this overwritten and overextended. Far too pleased with its own clever lines to resonate.

    Yeah, it hasn’t aged well.

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★★★½

    "She's filled with secrets..."

    Despite the (relative) tidiness of the international version's ending, this still remains a game-changing bundle of enigmas.

    Grief is a particularly cruel and warping lens through which to view the world, and Lynch uses it as a conduit into the seedy underbelly of Americana that this show sought to unearth. The lives of the residents of Twin Peaks are inescapably altered by the death of their homecoming queen.

    Cooper is our optimist, Truman our pragmatist, and the whole world around them is the negative. We need more Dale Coopers in this world.

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...

    It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.

    Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Man's reach exceeds his grasp. So does Nolan's.

    Full review: www.scannain.com/movie/interstellar