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  • Molly

    Molly

    ★★½

    Visually impressive, considering the budget. I tend to be forgiving of cheap passion projects like this -- but not having money is no excuse for the flaws in this screenplay. I mean, that whole superpower thing should have just been thrown out.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★½

    This is what you get when it's all about building canon. Film as an information delivery system. Never saw a movie that is so purely a link in a franchise.

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★½

    In spite of what Disney told us, no, this does not contain an 'openly gay character'. LeFou remains closeted, and his homosexuality is only (very heavily) implied through jokey jokes. The payoff, referred to as a 'nice, exclusively gay moment' by director Bill Condon, is the lamest of these jokes and there's nothing exclusively gay about it. It comes after (and in contrast with) a whole bunch of romantic heterosexual smooching, and presents the mere idea of homosexuality as hilarious.…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★½

    The people who think this is dumb are the same people who think Inception is smart.