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  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★½

    The best adaptation of a nonexistent video game.

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Ouija: Origin of Evil

    ★★½

    Better directed than average, but neither scary (feels almost as if it's shooting for PG) nor very engaging. Last act a big mess. HUSH is much better.

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★

    1. I like this a lot, but don't love it as much as some. That said, it clearly rewards repeated viewings given the level of detail. It is sometimes, often deliberately, difficult to follow where it's going in individual scenes.
    2. The poster is a spoiler and that's annoying.
    3. Sandra Huller is so good here, and much of the film relies on her facial reactions to Simonischek's more active performance.
    4. Quite good as satire of both neoliberal corporate…

  • Victoria

    Victoria

    ★★★

    Great stunt, decent film. Ironically, VICTORIA is at its best when flouting the hyper-immediate realism that its single take brings (viz. sequences where Frahm's score drowns out diegetic sound, the opening scene). Also, goes about 30 minutes too long, foregoing the chance to end on a high note. Fun, exhausting.