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  • All the Money in the World

    All the Money in the World

    ★★★

    Not a bad film, but largely forgettable.

  • Hostiles

    Hostiles

    ★★★

    What a strange film. This is further evidence of just how hard it is to make a good movie, because this one had so many things going for it and it still couldn’t pull it off. A talented cast with tons of potential, a skillful DP in Takayanagi with Mother Nature showering gifts of gorgeous vistas at his feet, the beginnings of an interesting story, etc. 

    Despite those things, what we get is a meandering story that can’t quite figure…

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  • Disturbia

    Disturbia

    ★★★

    The one thing I will remember most about this movie is that Shia LaBeouf's character is named "Kale."

    ...who names their kid Kale?

  • Suburbicon

    Suburbicon

    ★★

    The biggest problem with this film is that they forgot to give the audience any way into the story. I suppose we're meant to identify with the kid but if that was the intention they missed the mark completely. His character isn't introduced until a few minutes into the film, there is no indication that he's important, and we know practically nothing about him at any point. Instead, as an audience member I felt completely lost; drifting from character to…