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  • Creep



    There's a cute idea in here, but the movie isn't tight enough, doesn't go deep enough, and in the end doesn't say much beyond what you expect from the first minute.

  • The Interview

    The Interview


    A stylish little thriller full of personality. It's a good cat-and-mouse game of status shifts, as long as you accept that it has nothing valuable to say about issues of law enforcement and justice in the real world.

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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers


    It's as good an action/sci-fi movie as has ever been made, and on top of it, it's a subversive, complex, yet highly entertaining examination of the cost of social order. It has held up beautifully over the past 15 years, and in retrospect, it's one of the best movies of the 1990s.

  • The Master

    The Master


    It's perfectly fine for a movie to have an elusive core, to not be about anything in particular. But when that is the case, it should at least populate the screen with enough varied ideas to invite engagement. The Master is a claustrophobic, one-track tale(?) and so the overwhelming emotions it invokes are befuddlement and, often, boredom.

    The titular Master is very mildly based on Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard, and references that spell this out do the movie no favors,…