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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★

    War has never looked as pretty as it does here.

    It's curious that the film that will hold this dubious honor is one about the First World War. The one where the idea of fighting for one's country perhaps for the first time lost it's shine. At the outset, the French still entered the open fields in peacock blue and red, absurdly stuck in the previous century. But after not too long, the blue and red would be covered in…

  • John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    This shouldn't work, but somehow it does.

    Also, Jake Gyllenhaal as Mr. Music for Best Supporting Actor.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Two hours of pure joy.

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★½

    Things this movie lacks:

    - fun
    - restraint
    - something resembling human beings
    - buildings still standing after the third act
    - acceptable cgi
    - people smiling
    - people laughing
    - an editor who dared to say 'no' to Zack Snyder
    - color
    - concise exposition
    - natural sounding dialogue
    - Michael Shannon being more than 'slightly awake'
    - fun