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  • Sisters



    A few reviews ago I said that GAME NIGHT was an example of a really good Hollywood mainstream studio comedy. SISTERS is an example of... a Hollywood mainstream studio comedy.

    By this I mean: it's not bad, per se. It fires off a lot of jokes and enough of them land that you won't be bored - well, at least in the middle act, the party, it does. The leadup to that is slower paced and just less funny, mostly…

  • Bears



    Your appreciation of this will depend A) on whether you like stunningly shot nature documentaries and B) whether you can handle John C. Reilly narrating the entire thing, including some jokes that are truly wince-worthy.

    I can handle the latter and I like the former, but I can understand people for whom this might be a stumbling block.

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  • Game Night

    Game Night


    As Hollywood studio comedies go, it's harder to manage better than what GAME NIGHT achieves at this point. By this I mean that there's nothing terribly surprising about it - I mean, Jason Bateman at one point actively references how studio comedies like GAME NIGHT always throw in callbacks to the main characters' personal crises that run alongside the plot of the film to distract viewers from the fact that they're running that same formula again - but it's really…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    Immediately deserves to remain in the conversation for best film of 2018 for the rest of the year. I don't know how Ryan Coogler got so good at this so fast; literally the only other director I can think of who became this accomplished and this technically proficient so ridiculously fast is Steven Spielberg. Think about that for a second. Think about how quickly Spielberg mastered his style of filmmaking, and then how quickly he advanced past that to broaden…