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  • The Promise

    The Promise

    ★★½

    The Promise made it clear that we are due for someone to do a reeeeally good Christian Bale impression. While I couldn't quite do it myself, someone is going to watch this and figure out whatever that thing is that becomes his thing. It's a very thingy performance. 

    Meanwhile, Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon are doing the performance of a better movie in the middle of this one. 

    Full review available at Cinedelphia.

  • Birth

    Birth

    ★★★★

    My least favorite of the Glazer flicks, but that could change over time (and still puts this way above most things). 

    The way that long static takes were set to orchestral music served to highlight the subtleties of Nicole Kidman's performance. Either they had a live orchestra actually there in the shoot, or we're dealing with a supremely talented team of filmmakers/performers/musicians. 

    Remember when the kid in this was the freaky kid in everything for like two years straight? It…

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  • Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    ★★★★½

    Great season of true crime tv. Attorney Krantz fucks babies, I just know it.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★½

    Everyone is going to hate this movie. It's got issues (structure, mainly) but the DCEU is loudly proclaiming that it is most certainly not aping the MCU model. This is a big, bold, goofily brooding film that swings for the fences but doesn't quite clear them. But man is it a respectable swing and man does that bat crack (no pun intended) when it hits. I do lament that we didn't get a Man of Steel 2 first, but I was giddy from beginning to end. 

    Full review available at Cinedelphia: cinedelphia.com/batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-review/