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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    69/100

    I write this not even an hour after having left the theater, so I'm continually wrestling with the premiere high a film such as this would impinge upon me and with the categorical criticism that I usually deal out with my reviews. Furthermore, as a result, this review may be somewhat scattered—perhaps I will write another when the inevitable second viewing comes around. That being said, The Last Jedi is one damn good euphoric high, albeit marred by somewhat…

  • Godless

    Godless

    ★★★

    61/100

    A sturdy western miniseries that doesn't quite hit all the expressive high notes it needs to, but nonetheless acts as a filmic lodestar signalling the need for more dramatic westerns in film and television.

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  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★

    Very much enjoyed this, though my fairly slim grievance with Your Name comes from the abrupt abandonment of its increasingly stirring body-swapping romance in favor of a 'race against time' venture, which still works in its own right, but not quite as well as the interpersonal, vastly distanced relationship between the two leads that dominated the film's first half; themes of raising questions on how we conduct ourselves in our daily life, and the potency of memory and dreams. It…

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    21/100

    Inexorably dull, however, the biggest travesty the film commits (furthermore, to the franchise it wishes to build, this Dark Universe) is in rendering the classic horror movies of old into action films, and as is the case for Kurtzman's The Mummy, there is not even a sliver of horror present here. What is present is horrible dialogue; each utterance is accompanied by either cringe-inducing attempts at humor, shoddy, frequent exposition, or half-witted endeavors to build character (and that from…