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  • The Post

    ★★

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★½

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    ★★★

  • Father Stu

    ★½

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  • The Post

    The Post

    This movie convinced me freedom of the press is bad.

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    Extremely dry pseudo-horror-comedy that sometimes loses itself in its attempts at satire. It’s more than a little uneven, but it’s got some good ownage and a smattering of amusing moments. It looks great, and between this and the vastly superior Nightcrawler it’s clear Dan Gilroy is a great visual director with something to say, which makes it a bit of a shame that he’s had so many projects fall through and appears to be the latest victim of the celebrated-indie-auteur-to-Disney…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    You will probably have a good idea of whether or not you are going to love this movie or merely tolerate it by about the 10 minute mark, once you’ve been punched in the face by a series of quick cuts, culture-jamming music mash-ups, totally unnecessary but stylish chyrons, swooping around-and-upside-down shots of the Vegas strip, and deeply weird Tom Hanks line readings at a rate of about 1 per second. Luhrmann’s tricks are either going to work on you…

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    I guess the best thing I can say about this is that I understand why so many people liked the book. It’s a reasonably compelling story that constantly strains against some profoundly uninspired, by-the-numbers filmmaking and competent but forgettable performances (with the exception of Daisy Edgar-Jones, who practically carries the thing). It’s got one of the clunkiest set-ups I’ve seen in quite some time, but I was surprised to find myself pretty invested by the last hour or so.

    I…