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  • Gemini

    Gemini

    ★★★½

    A decent LA noir tale that doesn’t overstay its welcome and is a great showcase for Lola Kirke.

  • The Death of Stalin

    The Death of Stalin

    ★★★★½

    People are saying this isn't as good as "In The Loop." It's been awhile since I've seen that one so perhaps it is indeed better than this. But wow, what a movie. Ianucci is great at skewering political animals without being partisan. Here, he shows the consequences of a political vacuum when an authoritarian dies. All of the actors are great and the movie improves as it goes along with everyone trying desperately to grab ahold of power while acting foolish in the process.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    Okay take 2: I liked it more the second time. There were things that nagged me on viewing one that didn’t as much here. It’s good and I admire its ambition. I still don’t know where I’d put it on my list but if I had to say right now: it’s probably tied with IV but behind V, VI, VII and Rogue One. 

    I remember coming out of the theater when I was 11, confused and depressed over the ending…

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★

    Nothing to contribute that hasn't already been produced by the orgy of bad reviews. This one should have been much better due to the cast.