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  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★★

    A great story told reasonably well. My favorite parts are the portrayal of the original restaurant's inner workings and the agile / iterative / paper prototyping session that leads up to it. I think a less leisurely paced, more hard-hitting version of this movie is possible.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    How the hell did that Tarkin and Leia CGI get approved? Otherwise I enjoyed this movie: the build-up to the final battle could've been a bit quicker, the rebels' joy about the impending war was a bit weird, and I didn't think they had to kill the main characters at the end. But all that is OK.

    I'm super curious about Edwards' original cut though. Is it less Star Wars-y? I don't need stuff like the C3PO/R2D2 cameo, I don't…

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  • National Treasure

    National Treasure

    ★★

    I was looking for something silly to watch, and that's what I got. National Treasure is like a two hour long Bassie & Adriaan episode, and pretty entertaining at that. Shame on that 'romantic subplot' though. Drommels!

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I'm not entirely sure why I'd have started bawling if I hadn't stopped myself (full theater and all) just before Emma Stone started singing her 'final' audition. Maybe because it was clear this was going to be her big break and she deserved it. Maybe because I'd seen her bedroom at her parents' house with all her naive and beautiful teenage dreams just before. Maybe because the theme of following a dream and all the disappointment that comes with it…