John Gruber

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★★ Poor
★★★ Good
★★★★ Great
★★★★★ Hall of Fame

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Light & Magic

    ★★★★

  • The Gray Man

    ★★

  • Facing Nolan

    ★★★★

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★

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  • Light & Magic

    Light & Magic

    ★★★★

    Wonderful. Terrific present-day interviews with so many of the principles, and terrific archival footage from the early days. So good. And so many parallels to the early personal computer industry. Passionate, obsessive, clever people with incredibly high standards forging a new world.

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★

    Like Jason Bourne but for people who were confused by the plots of the Bourne movies. Also, really hard to see how they spent $200M on this — many of the VFX shots looked like video game footage.

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    One of the worst — and most disappointing — movies I’ve ever seen. I just kept thinking, “This has to get better,” and instead, it just kept getting worse.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    A fitting finale. I’ll go to my grave arguing that Sam Mendes was not a good fit for Bond. Fukunaga is. A beautiful, wonderful opening sequence. A fairly cohesive story. Some of the action sequence devolve into video game likeness, but they are all shot well. It’s a long running time but it’s earned. (Ana de Armas nearly steals the show.)