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  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé


    As an ebullient, defiant celebration of blackness, this concert film is perhaps unparalleled, even among those who aren't fluent in Beyoncé's body of work. That said, the faux-candid behind-the-scenes interruptions do bring with them a strange undercurrent of self-hagiography that I could have done without, but one probably can't command the stage as the best music icons do without a certain degree of narcissism, so I should probably just take the good with the bad and shut up.

  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

    Jay and Silent Bob Reboot


    This baffling vanity project can't do a god damn thing to escape its fate as a naval-gazing hot mess.

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  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water


    No twists. No betrayals. No games. Just two protagonists, both flawed and virtuous, seeking justice in an unjust, dying world and losing themselves in the process. Great stuff here.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


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

    After thinking (and arguing about) this one for the last few days, I think I've finally figured out why audience response to it has been so bipolar: they're watching and reacting to two different movies.

    On the surface, we have a somewhat incoherent, largely ineffective space opera with some craft issues that may feature some pretty pictures and the occasional moment of brilliance, but is largely a narrative wet fart. Aborted character development, pointless sequences, flat humor, poor editing, and…