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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story


    Solo? New low, more like. Muddied action, muddled storytelling and befuddling callbacks that are all symptomatic of fan service, rather than original storytelling. Han is supposed to be one of the more morally ambiguous characters but this does more to diminish him than Greedo shooting first ever did.

    And this and Rogue One (which is a significantly better film) might be together inventing a new genre of Star Warsplaining, films which rob the originals of their own charm by attempting…

  • The Room

    The Room

    In every possible, conceivable way, when measured on artistic achievement, be it writing, directing, acting, cinematography, editing, or pretty much any other craft involved in cinema, The Room is one of the most abject failures ever to be filmed. It is truly dreadful in ways that are almost too numerous to list and too varied to do justice to with mere words.

    I would see it again in a heartbeat. (As long as there’s at least 100 other people present and they all brought spoons.)

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