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  • Let Him Go

    Let Him Go

    ★★★½

    Costner and Lange are both great, even if the final act really starts showing the seams of its rather formulaic story structure.

  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy

    Bo Burnham: Make Happy

    ★★★★★

    This is so staggeringly brilliant – I never get enough of watching the show, start to finish.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    J.J. Abrams has somehow created a Dark Universe mirror image of those infernal prequels: where Lucas’s unholy attempts to revitalize his own franchise (and thereby rewrite the rules for blockbuster cinema in the digital age) had lots of weird and interesting ideas but totally inept execution, TROS pairs a total absence of ideas with his maddeningly generic gung-ho professionalism: the actors dial their performances up to 11, while the movie constantly (and dizzyingly) spins back and forth between mechanical exposition…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★

    Willem Dafoe is an even better Jesus in this than he was in The Last Temptation of Christ.