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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    Ridley Scott’s Crime Styles of the Rich and Famous.
    House of Gucci tries for decadent camp.

    Ultrahack Ridley Scott redefines banality in House of Gucci, a cornball reality drama. Recounting the 1995 murder of Gucci couturier heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) by his golddigger ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), Scott competes with such trash as Ryan Murphy’s salacious The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the wretched excess of the Housewives scripted-reality shows on TV. The selling of greed and reckless…

  • A Cop Movie

    A Cop Movie

    Reimagining A Cop Movie.
    Ruizpalacios goes beyond the ‘defund’ and ‘reform’ clichés and examines his social conscience.

    Alonso Ruizpalacios continues searching out narrative possibilities in A Cop Movie. As one of the innovative Mexican directors, along with Julián Hernández (Broken Sky) and Sergio Tovar Velarde (4 Moons), whom mainstream Hollywood has not embraced, Ruizpalacios demonstrates what conscientious filmmaking should be.

    In A Cop Movie, Ruizpalacios explores the public and private risks taken by two Mexico City police, Teresa and Montoya,…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Despite repeated requests of six separate publicists, Warners and Sunshine Sachs declined to show me a prerelease screener of and denied me press access to Justice League. Readers may decide whether this insult is from fecklessness, incompetence or more nefarious reasons.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder’s Restored Grand Vision.
    He’s remaking our moral need into more than comic-book stuff.

    Zack Snyder’s Justice League (that’s the complete title) differs significantly from the 2017 film Justice League, a project Snyder began that was mutilated when Warner Brothers assigned Joss Whedon to rework it. Through the confluence of venal corporate interference, a rare instance of public outcry about the movie business (the online demand #ReleaseTheSnyderCut), and the opportunity to jump-start the new streaming service HBO Max, Snyder…