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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★½

    The style and panache motors things well into the section half, but there's no substance, and the clichés take the wheel for a prolonged final act. Ultimately not as smart as it thinks it is, not least in how it imagines its few female characters.

  • Holiday

    Holiday

    ★★★★★

    Joyous and empassioned comedy, pretty much perfect in every way: from deft performance (a contender for both Grant and Hepburn's best) to the glowing photography, sharp writing to measured pacing. Uses screwball setup but plays a different melody with it; the divergent desires of humankind and the worth of a life are heavy subjects handled with the lightest, most generously thoughtful of touches.

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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!