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  • Enola Holmes

    Enola Holmes

    ★★½

    Best takeaways are Millie Bobby Brown is a charismatic star who can do a lot  and not just Eleven.  I like the IDEA of a feisty Holmes relative solving crimes and being an outsider in Victorian romance but I found the romance stuff limp and uninteresting and the film spends waaaay too much time on it. The fish out of water stuff was vastly more interesting and more allegiances and exploration of fellow castaways from the British caste would be much more scintillating. Also can we have more deduction instead of just anagrams? 

    Also I like Henry Cavill but as Sherlock Holmes? Eh.

  • What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

    What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

    ★★½

    Hey you know who probably wouldn’t have liked a down the middle documentary with talking heads and an actress reading their letters and reviews and a lot of still photos and archival photos?


    To its credit a wonderful primer for people who’ve never heard of Kael.

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    What we're dealing with is a perfect engine.

  • Aloha

    Aloha

    ½

    Maybe there is another, better cut of this movie where it all makes sense and it feels like recognizable human beings having conversations with each other that don't feel like alien transmissions translated into English by a non-English speaker. Scenes go off in wildly divergent directions and characters blatantly state motivations and feelings while displaying behaviors never before seen in human history. McAdams and Cooper have an entire conversation about their romantic history and how they're processing it inches away…