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  • Smokey and the Bandit

    Smokey and the Bandit

    ★★★

    Sorry I grew up on Dukes of Hazzard.  I know this inspired Luke and Duke, but watching this now in honor of Burt’s passing, all I see is a mediocre Hazzard ep. that’s saved by Sally Field’s charm and Jackie Gleason’s every foul word.

  • Blockers

    Blockers

    ★★★½

    Very funny, until it gets a conscious.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    David Lynch on steroids, and I mean that as a compliment, Arronofsky proves yet again why he's one of our best living directors.  This is by far Lawrence's best work, it's almost a silent performance, and she's so tuned into the role that we believe all the crazy things that are happening.  There isn't a bad performance in it.  The director manages to squeeze laughs out of the most extreme circumstances.  The editing is magic.  Many themes emerge in the…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    Like an episode of Droids or maybe just...a Ron Howard picture:  Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in dimly (or crappily) lit interiors and then there’s the big moment, Han is going to finally ride out into the sunlight, and what do we get...a generic CGI desert setting with the personality of a mid 90’s Microsoft screensaver.  This happens a lot.  You keep waiting for something with spunk to poke through the murk.  “I just have to wait for Donald…