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  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    Yup watched it again, this time with the entire family, post-turkey.

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    When I first watched this I thought it was really fun but little more. With each subsequent viewing though I marvel more and more at how intricate the script is. It’s not just that the plot is impressively complex while remaining surprisingly nimble. It's also that it’s structured so expertly to allow for what amounts to practically a metric ton of character definition. I watched it with my nine-year old boys who couldn’t follow the specifics of the plot but still got the gist of the proceedings, and pronounced it to be “Really good.”

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    This is such a structurally terrific movie. But even on a rewatch, when the plot twists and the ingenuity of its genre switch from a whodunit to a Hitchcockian thriller are already familiar, it’s still a delight. This is thanks to the uniformly excellent cast. Jamie Curtis and Toni Colette, in particular, deliver virtuoso comedic performances. They’re not just hamming it up here, they’re providing subtle, nonverbal corroboration for the logical leaps their characters take in their transformations from benign wielders of power to cutthroat desperadoes.

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    Holds up on second viewing fully.

  • Khoi Vinh

    ★★★★

    The Rian Johnson I heard about, the youthful genre wizard with a knack for inventiveness, never showed up for “Looper” or even “Brick,” which always seemed more like book reports about stories told better by other people. And he was conspicuously absent from “The Last Jedi,” which, let’s face it, was terrible. In fact it’s hard to believe that the same Rian Johnson who wrote and directed that self-satisfied bit of overripe fan fiction is also responsible for “Knives Out.”…