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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    ★ Gonzo's Top 10 Movies of 2018: #8

    "Good night, Mr. Pocket!"

    Tom Waits is such a fucking legend.

    In terms of style and tone, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs plays like a Coen Brothers greatest hits collection. One wishes, though, that the six vignettes played more like a Coen Brothers greatest hits collection in every single way.

    Being a Netflix offering, one wonders if The Ballad of Buster Scruggs would've worked even better as an anthology series than an…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★★½

    The Crimes of Writing a Screenplay Like a Novel

    Never thought I'd be critical of too much world-building, but this movie has too much world-building—so much world-building that it sacrifices focus and tightness for information overload, likely leaving casual audiences and even fans of Rowling's books confused.

    In spite of that, The Crimes of Grindelwald manages to pack in enough revelations, intrigue, and—most importantly—magic to keep moviegoers engaged and excited for future installments. Worth a watch.

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  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    Dear Fox,

    Now can you please return the Fantastic Four back to Marvel?

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Everyone

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    Gonzo's 2016 Movie Rankings

    Is it good?
    Mmm... Nnn... Yea... Kinda... Nnnot really...

    What? Yes or no, man? Yes or no?!
    ...

    ...
    ...

    Okay, is BvS Batman Part 1 or Man of Steel 2?
    Both. The movie begins and ends with Bruce Wayne and the main plot deals with the aftermath of the events in Man of Steel.

    How's Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman?
    Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne is Ben Affleck. Bale did a better job, but…