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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    A wicked, sumptuous delight. Three amazing performances, prominent music, a great script... and Horatio, the fastest duck in the city!!!!! 🦆

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★½

    Bananas, in the best way. Artistic, inventive, and with an insane amount of world-building. The choices are bold (Eddie Redmayne has devoured everything in sight) and don't always work (Mila Kunis is bland as heck), but it's certainly A VISION with great ideas and grand aspirations. It's really a shame we'll never get another one, because I think there's a lot to love and great places these characters could be taken.

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  • The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    ★★★★★

    Goddamn it’s so good.

  • Scare Package

    Scare Package

    ★★★

    Really solid and fun... until it leaves the video store, and then it never gets that energy back, leading to a disappointing “Cabin in the Woods”-y last quarter.

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  • The Wanting Mare

    The Wanting Mare

    ★★½

    Gorgeous visuals, made all the more impressive by the background of the production and the way it was made. But there’s nothing to cling to in the story; no reason to care about these characters. Vague concepts, broad strokes of ideas, and impressive landscapes aren’t enough to overcome a lack of clear stakes, character development, or plot.

    It sounds like the director has a lot of ideas about this world, but I wish more had been communicated on screen. Some may like its vague, whispered “poetic” nature, but for me there’s just not enough here to care.

    Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

  • Late Night

    Late Night

    ★★★

    Very pleasant. Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling are always a joy to watch. Thankfully it avoids many low-hanging tropes, and has a strong feminist POV. Wish it all was a bit zippier, though.