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  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★½

    This 2.5 star-rating is dependent on being able to see the film with an audience of at least a hundred MS/HS kids.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★½

    Driving away from the theater, I told Nostalgia Me and my daughter Virginia, “Well, we’ll always have MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.”  Later, it occurred to me that if the original is any precedent, there are at least two more cuts of the film forthcoming.  Maybe one with a more focused narrative and less characters, I hope.

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    Docked a half-star for the digital bastardizations of two human faces.  If I wanted to see a video game I'd play video games.  It smacks of a dearth of filmmaking imagination.  Think of how much more effective the end would have been if you'd only seen Leia's back and heard her voice.  It's an even better alternative now, post-Carrie Fisher's death.

  • About Elly

    About Elly

    ★★★★½

    Farhadi can do anything.