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  • Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich

    ★★★½

    The script is frigging brilliant and the acting I sensational — a thoroughly enjoyable film. But Soderbergh’s direction leaves the film without a sense of propulsion.

  • Music and Lyrics

    Music and Lyrics

    ★★

    Cute, with zero substance. Off beat romance never finds meaning in its poetry.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    Marathoned these with friends this weekend, one of whom hadn’t seen it. She didn’t cry for the last hour of the movie. She’s a monster.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I didn’t like this anywhere near as much as the first one. It tries to do too much, and as a result, the theme gets muddy. The villain’s plan is fine, but the villain is so boring that the third act is largely composed of heroes fighting each other. Unlike the first movie, it doesn’t feel like Incredibles 2 has anything meaningful to say. 

    That being said, it does a number of things right. The second act, with Bob looking…