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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

    A superbly made piece of theater that distressed and flummoxed me even though I don’t know what it was trying to say and in spite of the fact it that its surprise climax was no surprise at all. The one thing I can confidently say about this movie is that I never want to see it again.

    p.s. If you told me PT Anderson made this movie I would totally believe you.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★½

    A predictable, meh story and an over reliance on fantastic beasts (we get it, that's the title!) disservice what should be a welcome return to the Wizarding World. It's almost as if Rowling was spurred to create a story by a thirsty studio, rather than inspired by her own imagination… 🤔

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    Great casting, down to the tiniest side characters: Hannibal Burress, Martin Starr, Martha Kelly, Garcelle Beauvais, Donald Glover.

    And this movie, as funny and charming as it may be at times, falls flat without Tom Holland's wide eyes and Michael Keaton's cheeky snarl.

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★★★

    In recent memory, I cannot recall having a more complicated reaction to a movie than I did with Watchmen, the new blockbuster superhero extravaganza from director Zack Snyder. On the one hand, I thought it was pretty great to the last drop. On the other, it left me wondering why it wasn’t better. I guess that’s a logical reaction, because I felt the same way when I read the famed “graphic novel” (I hate that term) by Alan Moore & Dave…