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  • Castle in the Sky

    Castle in the Sky

    ★★★★

    All Miyazaki movies are 5 stars from a visual perspective. He creates such vivid, lived in worlds of imagination that make him arguably the best at it. But his plots don't work. They are also very long, inefficient, only hint at vague themes. I've read so much about these Ghibli films being about nature but that is used always listed in passing because the message never seems super concrete. Setting stories in nature does not constitute direct messaging (Princess Mononoke…

  • Scoob!

    Scoob!

    Rude to Matthew Lillard and I'm glad it failed, which must also be attributed to not putting in enough references to other Warner Bros properties. The Doctor Sleep crossover was right there and you missed it!

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  • Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky

    ★½

    TIFF #4

    I came from the world premiere a couple hours ago, I'm still kind of stunned how bad this film is. Before I get into my complaints I want to say that I adore Natalie Portman and I have been a Noah Hawley stan for a long time. I think his Fargo FX show is must watch television and at the least he's someone I know is going to swing for the fences. But...

    Wow. What a mess. In…

  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    Very dull, very flat. Way too broad and doesn't spend nearly enough time on the front half to set up jokes to pay off on the back half. Both leads are great in other things but this movie is so much less fresh and interesting than The Big Sick. It pretty much plays out exactly as you expect without any subversion. Not for me.