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Khoi has written 125 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

    ★★★★

    Time has been kind to this sturdy historical lesson. It’s especially hard to believe that the antic, largely comedic Tom Hanks of “Turner & Hooch” was only six years earlier than this fatherly, noble Tom Hanks who anchors this prestige film. In some ways it almost doesn’t work; the Hanks of “Apollo 13” almost looks too young. But he makes it work, bringing gravitas beyond his years.

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★

    The story of McDonald’s. Easy to consume but not very satisfying. And the movie wasn’t that great either!

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★

    A pretty good example of a director and a screenwriter working at cross-purposes. The screenplay is clearly about the story of Katharine Graham, who stewarded The Washington Post through the Pentagon Papers and later Watergate, transforming it from a regional newspaper to a globally respect news organization. That is the arc that screenwriter Liz Hannah is clearly interested in here—how Graham overcame the institutional patriarchy that tried to suppress her at every juncture. But Spielberg is interested in a polemic…

  • Black Mirror: USS Callister

    Black Mirror: USS Callister

    ★½

    Holy moley did you know that nerd culture has a downside and that it’s possible that humans might actually mistreat artificial intelligence? Watch this episode and your mind will be blown!

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★

    Not bad but seriously loses its nerve by serving up an absolute cop out of an ending.