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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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  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★

    38/100

    A.V. Club review. Still not sold on Schnabel, who makes tributes rather than films.

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★★

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

    59/100

    Enjoyed the initial, almost random freakiness considerably more than the expository follow-through. As some of you are aware, I suffer from a truly horrible psychological condition that compels me to watch all relevant parts of a given series/franchise/"cinematic universe"/whatever, so imagine my consternation when I discovered, perusing reviews afterward, that certain aspects of this film are explicit nods to Benson and Moorhead's debut feature. The Endless still "works" if (like me) you haven't seen Resolution, but certain aspects—notably the…

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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…