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  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★½

    Firing on all cylinders right out of the gates, but amusement lessens as it capitulates to emotion. Credit for the strong vein of homoeroticism in a U-rated film, even if it is between CGI toys.

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★★★

    Sturdy if unremarkable craft. Galvanising, hearty performance. Rousing subject given respectful and graceful importance.

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  • Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts

    ★½

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

    This is the kind of wistful auburn drama that's so easy to watch, you feel harsh pointing out everything that's wrong with it. But it's so aware of being that kind of film, to the extent that the first piece of classical music that plays from Elizabeth Olsen's mixtape gift to Josh Radnor, soundtracking his journey back out of the rosy green backwoods of Ohio, is Beethoven's 'Pastoral' symphony. It's so deeply aware of itself that this mixtape becomes the…

  • Flesh for Frankenstein

    Flesh for Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder!