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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★

    Solid all around but literally no single element stood out as spectacular or memorable. (I know some really went for the cinematography but the color timing was way too green for my tastes.) I thought I was getting more turn-of-the-century exploring rather than a classical, somewhat run-of-the-mill biopic. Handsome but ho-hum.

    Also, this marks exhibit Z in support of my theory that I have acute prosopagnosia that only affects me when I see Sienna Miller in movies. I've seen her…

  • A Quiet Passion

    A Quiet Passion

    Free screening so I decided to walk after two (virtual) reels. I dig Dickinson, but nothing about this was working for me (not even Keith Carradine!) Starting to think Terence Davies is just not my bag. Will probably give it one or two more films and call it a day.

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★

    Sometimes you eat the CGI bear, sometimes the CGI bear eats you.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★

    I feel like this situation with Chazelle is very akin to the Trump presidency. After all the zealots freaked out about Whiplash we were like "sure, whatever, it's not a seriously good movie but it's fun enough" then when it got nominated for Best Picture it was like "okay... that's kinda weird. I guess people really feel like J.K. Simmons is overdue for his work in those Farmers ads and their enthusiasm just kinda spilled over" and then Whiplash wins…