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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★★

    “WHY DENIS VILLENEUVE IS A BETTER CHRISTOPHER NOLAN THAN CHRISTOPHER NOLAN” A FILM TOLD IN THREE PARTS MOVING BOTH BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS AND ULTIMATELY COLLAPSING ON ITSELF. 

    This is, I suppose, not really a review of Incendies. That said, I have a pet theory that has been calcifying over the years and this movie finally pushed it out into the open. 

    I’ve kept Incendies in my blind spot for a shamefully long time now, but over the years I’ve kept…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    Near perfect with a dash of meta. Gerwig finds the golden ratio of Chalamet.

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  • Black Sea

    Black Sea

    ★★★★

    Let’s face it: Jude Law is a character actor trapped in a leading man’s body. (And since that body started balding - sorry Jude - this has only grown more true). 

    I mean, those new Sherlock movies aren’t very good but damn if Law doesn’t make an excellent Watson. 

    What we have here, then, is essentially a character actor pressure cooker. We’ve got Scoot McNairy at his Scootiest, Ben Mendelsohn at peak Bendelsohn, that guy with the long face from…

  • VFW

    VFW

    ★½

    I’m all for having some Carpenter in the DNA of a film while letting it do its own thing, but this one just has Carpenter’s DNA all over its face. 

    Major issues with the acting, dialogue, and character arcs, but the biggest problem the movie suffers from is incoherent action. And there’s A LOT of it. We have no real clear line on who’s fighting who or who’s head just exploded or who made the head explode, etc. The blocking…

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  • The Two Popes

    The Two Popes

    ★★★½

    Fighting the urge to write a joke review, as this wound up being both moving and compelling in ways that ohhhhhhhh fuck 2 Popes 2 Furious, Look Who's Talking Too Popes, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Popes, The Lord of the Rings: the Two Popes, Y Tu Popes Mama Tambien, Two Popes if by Sea, Two Popes and a Baby, Two Popes for the Money, Pope and Poperer: When Benedict Met Francis, Two and a Half Popes, Two Broke Popes,…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    The only movie I’m willing to call perfect.