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  • House of Gucci

    ★★★½

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★

  • Blood Rage

    ★★★

  • Bad Santa

    ★★★½

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★½

    Another solid outing by Scott that will probably be enhanced by some sort of extended cut when it hits home video.

    I have a few quibbles here and there -the pacing is sometimes a little sluggish, and I wish that it leaned into the excess and camp a little more overtly- but overall, everything works; a lot of it anchored by some incredibly deft performances from the whole cast.

    Everyone finds the line between cartoonish character and serious character work,…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★

    A schmaltzy flick about the "wonder" that Ghostbusters inspires in arrested development adults all across the nation. It's not a sequel to the other movies, it's a product about how much you like Ghostbusters. Paul Rudd's character is the film's target audience.

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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★

    I tried to give this flick another chance. I want so bad to be wrong about these MCU movies, but, I'm sorry, they're just not very good.

    This is an almost 2-hour exposition dump. They even stop in the midst of, admittedly visually gorgeous, action sequences to deliver more exposition. It has some of the more awe-inspiring visuals this side Inception, but the film itself, at its core, is a tedious bore.

    Cumberbatch's accent is so bad it becomes distracting…

  • Filmworker

    Filmworker

    ★★★½

    You know, this actually kind of bummed me out a little. I was simultaneously in awe of Leon Vitali's dedication and also mildly appalled by it. The amount that man gave and is still giving to this day to Kubrick is conceptually completely overwhelming.

    It is a relationship that harkens back to a bygone era of true apprenticeship, where there was an intense responsibility and love involved; it wasn't just a job for these people, it was a lifestyle and…