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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    A time of hope and conflict. Humanity looks to the stars for intelligent life and promise of progress.

    I'm unsure of the future, but I'm not concerned. I will rely on those closest to me, and I will share their burdens, as they share mine. I will live and love. Submit.

    Pro-tip: don't wait for a second-run theater to watch a good movie for the first time. Sound is a total crapshoot and the screen's probably not much wider than…

  • While We're Young

    While We're Young

    ★★★

    I'm quite convinced all the generational sparring and culture gap humor in this movie is just a red herring to mask what basically amounts to a treatise on fake news and filmmaking as discreet propaganda in the postmodern era (I don't think it's incidental that the characters name drop Eisenstein and Strike). All the vinyl-vs.-CD, board game-vs.-Candy Crush, biking-vs.-driving stuff is certainly the least interesting aspect of it.

    Is Adam Driver the greatest actor of his generation? Even in these…

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    "We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective." ~ Michael Eisner at Paramount, 1981

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    I almost threw popcorn at the screen in anger. Way to go, exploiting somebody's death for your radical political cause, Spike Lee. You hack. Armond White put it best when he wrote, "Lee has made a career out of appeasing guilty white liberals."

    I haven't seen the first part of the movie yet, so I'll revise the rating if the rest is any better from a basic filmmaking standpoint.


    Update: So I watched it again all the way through because…