Khoi has written 8 reviews for films rated during 2019.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    Way, way back in “Episode V," when Darth Vader revealed himself to Luke Skywalker as his father, it felt like an earthquake. Suddenly a deep, telling connection was revealed, and it totally changed the way we understood the story being told.

    In J.J. Abrams’s monumentally stupid “Episode IX,” _everything_ is connected, everyone is related to everyone else, and it couldn't be less surprising, less impactful, because when everything is meant to be important, nothing is. Abrams has perverted the whole…

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    For a bizarre family this movie is pretty normal.

  • Anna

    Anna

    I can’t believe this straight-to-VHS-quality C movie ever got a theatrical release.

  • The Spy Who Dumped Me

    The Spy Who Dumped Me

    Incompetent.

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    It’s not even a music video disguised as a movie. It’s more like a series of album cover photo shoots strung together by terrible ideas.

  • Stuart Little

    Stuart Little

    Privileged uptowners will adopt anything white.

  • A View to a Kill

    A View to a Kill

    I think this was the first Bond movie I ever saw. Which makes it such a pity to revisit and find that it’s utter crap. That’s owed largely to director John Glen’s journeyman approach which concerns itself only with moving from set piece to set piece, indifferent to character motivation or narrative logic. It’s an indictment of the Broccolis’ vast dearth of cinematic taste that they thought this guy was good enough to direct a generation’s worth of Bond movies.…

  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    They misinterpreted the phrase “back to basics.”