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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★

    Zack Snyders MAN OF STEEL always seemed to me like this legendary misfire that I never bothered to get around to. Back when I was in high school, I'd just consume editorials and reviews of other movies so that I'd form my own opinion on it without having to actually watch anything. And one of the biggest collective opinion out there was that the first in the DC Extended Universe was mixed to negative at best. "Too much and not…

  • Shirley

    Shirley

    ★★★

    Didn’t really do much for me compared to MADELINES MADELINE, and that’s no part due to its banal narrative. It’s nice to see some formal risks waking up the monotony of biopic tropes like free form jazz, but it still feels pedestrian to me. Not really a big fan of Michael Stuhlbargs or Elizabeth Moss’ performance on this, either; what once brought powerhouse acting now just recycled, annoying bits from their old characters. That said, it definitely helps that things get weird enough to forget it’s issues.

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