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  • Double Lover

    Double Lover



    This movie's stupid.

  • Nil by Mouth

    Nil by Mouth



    Reviewed this at length 20 years ago, and while I'm not quite as impressed now, most of what I wrote (appended below) still accurately reflects my feelings. Woozy trip-hop sequences play even better today, and make me wish Oldman hadn't immediately given up on directing (there were reports a few years ago that he plans to make an Eadweard Muybridge biopic, but that doesn't exactly excite me); home-stretch efforts to humanize Ray—lingering on his destructive tantrum, indulging an improbably…

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  • Moonlight



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


    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



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


    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…