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  • Where's the Money, Ronnie?

    Where's the Money, Ronnie?

    [Apologies to casual followers and people who actually look up Shane Meadows' short during the brief window when this'll be up. Nothing for you here. This is just the best way for me to reach those who'll care.]

    This is not in fact a review of the short film "Where's the Money Ronnie!" (which actually ends with an exclamation point, not a question mark), though I saw it over 20 years ago and recall it being quite funny. Rather, it's…

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  • 306 Hollywood

    306 Hollywood

    ★★★

    60/100

    A.V. Club review. A really valiant effort to create something special out of not a whole lot.

  • 21 Up

    21 Up

    ★★★½

    62/100

    [ANAL-RETENTIVE LOGGING CORNER: Though it's been retitled 21 Up to conform with subsequent installments, the series' third check-in is simply called 21 onscreen (just as its second is called 7 + Seven). And there's no director credit on the early ones, which were produced for the BBC with no expectation of any theatrical release; 28 Up was the first to become a "film."]

    Watched this nearly six months ago but never wrote anything. Starting to get more interesting now…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★½

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

    49/100

    Okay, here we go: Why I think the year's most universally acclaimed film is sorta kinda not really very good. Took a second look to be sure, both because I'm always open to the possibility that I'm wrong and because I served on a festival jury with Jenkins a couple of years ago and liked him enormously, so take no pleasure in being a contrarian here. Had exactly the same reaction, alas. In descending order of importance:

    • I'm…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

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

    83/100

    Second viewing, no change. Having now professionally reviewed this film four times (for The Dissolve from Cannes, and then for the A.V. Club, the Nashville Scene, and the Las Vegas Weekly), I thought I had nothing left to say, especially since I made a point of addressing the most common criticisms. But since a bunch of folks are praising Adam Nayman's takedown for Reverse Shot, let me quickly address a few of his points.

    “I have to know,” Kate…