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  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★½

    An ok ep. of VH1’s “Behind the Music,” with a dash of Oliver Stone.  Lawrence Wright emerges amongst the ruins and repetitions (how many times did we we need to see that Donahue footage) to give some actual insight.

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★½

    Keeps theatening to really take off, but never does. Climax leaves you with a, “that’s it?” kind of feeling.” Like um this might work for Disney Jr....

    On the plus side, the plot zooms along at a fast pace. You might not care that much about it, but it passes the time. Way better than the other internet duds (The Emoji Movie, Ready Player One).

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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…

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★½

    Just like “Hail Ceasar,” Scruggs at first feels slight, to mildly annoying.  But then you find yourself thinking about it three weeks later, wondering how long you should wait before you rewatch it.