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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★

  • Stalker

    ★★★★½

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ★★★★½

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★½

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★

    GIVE US ANOTHER VERSION OF THAT TERRIBLE MOVIE BUT SLIGHTLY WEIRDER AND AT LEAST FOUR HOURS TOO LONG! THE PEOPLE DEMAND AND DESERVE IT!

    Ugh.

    I don’t actually remember the other version enough to compare them. But my main issue here is that I don’t think there’s a single moment where a character expresses a recognizable human reaction, believable motivation, or non-laughable line of dialogue. Even the one-liners go thud like a super turd.

    The positives: I liked Princess Diana’s…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ★★★★½

    Glad to see Cate Blanchett is a fan — her “quarantine comfort movie”:

    For me, I’m a huge Tarkovsky fan and an enormous fan of Chantal Akerman and Wong Kar-wai. It’s like he ingested all of those filmmaking reference points and then regurgitated up something of exquisite, painful beauty. [It’s] so complex, layered, and engrossing. It’s about love and memory and time, which I think we’re all thinking about at the moment, and place, which we’re all thinking about at…

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