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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★

    Pretty. Thin, but meaningful. Blanchett's great. Mara is, indeed, flung out of space. Should give it another go sometime.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★

    War never changes. And neither, for the most part, do war movies.

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★½

    Credit where credit is due: Knives Out is, as advertised, a real puzzle. This is the La La Land of whodunits - a film that's earned a lot of credit for being a homage to a dusty, underappreciated genre even though it mishandles certain fundamentals of the form. Possibility is the heart of any good detective story, but after a decent start, this one radically constrains the range of potential resolutions very early on. The narrative doesn't give very many…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★

    Found myself impressed by Driver here and I suppose I'll have to watch him in more things. Sad, funny, manipulative. I was told That Scene worked better within the context of the film. It did not. Still liked it on the whole, somehow. Wasn't sure where to catch it on a bigger screen. Should've tried a local men's rights meetup, maybe.