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  • One from the Heart

    One from the Heart

    ★★★★½

    “Old boyfriends
    Remember when you were burning for them
    Why do you keep turning them into
    Old boyfriends
    They look you up when they're in town
    To see if they can still burn you down
    He fell in love, you see
    With someone that I used to be...”

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    ★★★★

    "Why do I think there's never been a Ripley rainy day?"

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    So, this is a "good news/bad news" scenario of the highest order (or Final Order, if we're speaking in the parlance of this picture). The good news is really only for folks who strongly disliked THE LAST JEDI. J.J. Abrams' return to the STAR WARS universe practically reduces that rather superlative instance of an auteur navigating the studio factory system and somehow still managing to make the movie he wanted to make nothing more than narrative sinew between two "traditional"…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★½

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

    While Marvel is no doubt viewing CAPTAIN MARVEL as a stride forward in the representation department - this movie is scientifically designed to appeal to those particular values - it's a massive step backward in terms of formal technique and fooling folks that these MCU pictures are anything more than feature length installments in a television series that will only end once humans have scorched the earth and there is no signal on which to transmit these products of the…