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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    Came to this one late, but I now understand the hype. It manages to take a simple Campbellian and infuse it with enough weariness and atmosphere to make it feel old-fashioned in a good rather than a tired way. Also: it's quite unfair how good old Logan looks in reading glasses.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    Review tk at SchokkendNieuws.nl

    One of the things I loved about it (that I didn't have space for in my review) is that it knows and embraces that it's a comic book movie. In particular: ze Germans are the bad guys. They don't speak German: they speak English with an exaggerated German accent. And so when the good guys want to go undercover... they also affect a German accent but continue to speak English.

    It's marvelous, and I would love it if more movies abandoned the recent realism-fetish in the genre realm. These movies aren't realistic - that's what makes them so fun.

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  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

    Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

    ★★

    Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are clever guys. The problem is that they never seem quite satisfied with their own cleverness, so they have to keep pushing it farther and farther, well into the realm of ridiculousness.

    Would it really be so tough to just give us a strong mystery, flavored by the banter between Sherlock and Watson? The conceit of the mind palace has been expanded to be pure magic/nonsense at his point. Why not leave it behind and…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely gorgeous, impressionistic and well-observed.

    The advantage of having such a taciturn, withdrawn main character is that it gives the actors around them a lot to do. Kind of an immovable object/unstoppable force sort of thing. I heard plaudits for Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali - and they are very well-deserved, especially for the latter - but I was surprised that André Holland didn't get more acclaim. The final sequence is a masterpiece, a hesitant push-and-pull in which nobody wants…