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  • The Final Cut

    The Final Cut

    Robin Williams' character name is a little on the nose. He plays Hakman, a guy who can edit your memories to show only the good stuff at your funeral.

    This is an interesting premise. Too bad the characters in the movie are less so. Didn't buy the relationship w/Sorvino either. It's also a shame that it dissolves into a run of the mill thriller.

  • Life

    Life

    Generic sci-fi alien movie right down to the title, choice of font and use of "Spirit in the Sky" in the closing credits. 


    Not even Jake Gyllenhaal can save Earth or this movie.

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★½

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

    What if Tarantino directed an episode of The Andy Griffith Show?

    The result would be close to Three Billboards. What starts out as cracking good crime drama simmering in atmosphere and launched by the clever conceit of keeping a cold case open through public advertising dissolves into a story that ultimately becomes too implausible to suspend disbelief.

    Everything in this movie feels fake so it's no surprise that Ebbing, Missouri is fictional town complete with the erratic family relationships, the…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I hate to give out 5 star reviews like candy but...

    I really think this is a strong year for film. One of the strongest for independent cinema in many years, maybe decades.

    Regardless of orientation, I think this is a relatable romance. Most romantic movies go like this: meet cute, a struggle or two and then bam immediately the characters are in love. The conflict tends to be - will they stay in love? Or will they stray? That…