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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    This was quite good. Definitely the best episode yet.

    Very smartly written. Very well acted. More character and conflict than any prior entry, in my opinion. Fantastically directed. Expands upon episode 7, enriching that movie with excellent characterization. Creates a perfect second act to the overall trilogy arc. I hope JJ can close this thing out with aplomb.

  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    The Masterpiece by The Master

    A movie in two parts: 1) aging beaurocrat with stomach cancer learns To Live 2) he then is remembered by those who knew him, who ponder over this final period of his life.

    Simply flawless. The story is deep and humane. The technique serves the story as well as being virtuosic.

    Within the first half there is a movement of scenes that is must-watch viewing for the living human: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xtES9lgbIs

    This movements culminates in the…

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★

    They tried impressively hard to make a great movie. Found it tedious and lacking. Also, Iñárritu's vigorous masturbating was a distraction.

  • Wrong

    Wrong

    ★★★★★

    Immaculately shot. Cohesively absurd, atmospheric, and disturbing. Hilarious, full of humor. Also, it's a low key psychological thriller about a missing dog, involving telepathy.

    William Fichtner as Master Chang is truly inspired, a performance for the ages. Steve Little as the Top Level Detective is comedy gold. At times, the movie is a revelation. It begins with a firefighter taking a shit while a van burns in the background [ominous music plays] WRONG.

    Much like a certain legendary auteur who…