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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    As per more or less usual for a Spike Lee movie, BlacKkKlansman is about at least a dozen different things at once. But the one that stuck with me is one I haven't seen discussed all that much (although it's certainly possible I've missed it). In short, this feels primarily like a story about the role of media messages in shaping the public discourse on race. It's a tale of the Overton window dressed up as a buddy-cop movie.

    That…

  • Clockers

    Clockers

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Haven't seen it since original theatrical release, when I was all in on this being really good. That opinion ... is not one I still have.

    It's still a great concept for a story: A whodunnit in which the real killer is the despair that being a good man in a bad world is a sucker's game. But as much as I like Phifer and Lindo here, Keitel and Washington pitch their performances at such a melodramatic level that the…

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  • Experimenter

    Experimenter

    ★★★½

    That was an entertaining and informative movie!
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    But that's all I really have to say. I'm glad I saw it. It was good.
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    I won't. What if I cause harm to my #brand by just blathering when I've said all I needed to say?
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    WE ARE FINISHED HERE.

  • Beautiful Creatures

    Beautiful Creatures

    ★★½

    Who are these terrible, terrible lead actor kids and why are they interrupting a perfectly good Jeremy Irons/Emma Thompson ham-off?