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I finally got on this app because of age-related memory gaps. If I can't remember what I saw, this damn thing will.

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  • Master

    ★★½

  • The Batman

    ★★½

  • The Hired Hand

    ★★★★★

  • Black Moon

    ★★★

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  • Master

    Master

    ★★½

    This director is nimble at Polanskoid subjective scene-making and sequence weaving but forgot the Polanski cardinal rule: Paranoia is often hilarious. GET OUT, to which this movie has been compared for its use of racist microaggressions as unsettling omens, never forgot the Polanski Rule.

    Regina Hall is amazing.
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    Hey Filmmakers of Today, if you laugh and persevere and push through in life, why do your protagonists fall over at the first brisk wind? Why do they seem to exist…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★½

    This movie looks like Frank Miller's BATMAN YEAR ONE (the colors, shadows and splash-page flourishes) but moves like SEVEN, minus that film's surefire narrative propellant (seven days, seven deadly sins, seven murders). Here Batman, Alfred and Gordon just poke around until the Riddler's seemingly random clues and stunts deliver a convoluted message about institutional corruption.

    I apologize to THE DARK KNIGHT, which I once hated for the way it jumped scenes like some gamer kid scrolling through a feed. THE…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★

    Man, I'm loving how this app permits me to be the armchair mogul/film asshole I truly am:


    BR2049 was doomed to be merely impressive the moment Roger Deakins chose not to shoot it with anamorphic lenses.


    It was the one simple choice he could have made to tie this film to its predecessor and lend it similar subliminal gravitas and mystery. But naw, he hates anamorphic lenses--even though every frame of this Scope ratio film is composed and lit in…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    Scorsese and Zallian telling the 20th Century average Joe, "You been had. You gave your life over to bullshit. And you'll never even see the faces of the people who owned you all along, only their stooges who passed themselves off as your friends and advocates."

    The only real things in such a life are a few moments of sincere connection with your brother(s) in the struggle. And death.

    Hoffa is the antihero in this film. He may be a…