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  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★

    Sharp, fast, witty. Talented acting, committed to the plot.

  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★

    An enjoyable cast working together enjoyably.

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★½

    Overall, to me it felt jam-packed but often empty. There are moments I liked, often in the real-world, but overall it just felt like something I'd seen before, but better elsewhere. Strong direction (especially during an early chase scene), a good Silvestri theme, and some lovely lighting. It's fine but not something I need to return to or would recommend rushing out to see.

    Maybe I'm just tired of movies about cis white guys being the main characters in a "save the world, get the girl" plot? Whatever the reason, it just wasn't for me.

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★½

    Bananas, in the best way. Artistic, inventive, and with an insane amount of world-building. The choices are bold and don't always work (Mila Kunis is bland as heck, and Eddie Redmayne has devoured everything in sight), 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.