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  • The Shining
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  • Interstellar
  • Sucker Punch

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  • Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★½

  • Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★½

  • Like A Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres

    ★★★½

  • Firestarter

    ★½

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  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★½

    The thing about this movie is that it closes with a CGI sparkle fingers fight, except that the sparkle fingers are IT, they are the be-all and end-all. There’s no back and forth, just death. It gives the whole thing weight. Literally every MCU movie could learn something from this.

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★½

    I bought the 4K from Arrow when news of Bruce Willis’s illness broke and man, it looks great. Like, almost too good: you can see the edge of the contacts in Brad Pitt’s eyes. 

    It is crazy to me that we used to live in a media environment where mid-tier* auteurs could get low-to-mid eight figures and the participation of huge stars to produce something as crazy as a remake of a silent, black and white, and largely motionless French…

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

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

    Did Cliff do it?

    Murder his wife, I mean. There's an intentional ambiguity to the question, an open-endedness. After all, we never see him pull the trigger on that speargun, even if we see his finger curled around it in violation of gun safety etiquette. Kurt Russell's character seems to think he did, as do others on the set of THE GREEN HORNET. Rick, on the other hand, brushes that aside as nonsense. An unfair pejorative slapped on a war…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    If I see a better movie this year, I'll be pleasantly surprised. Simultaneously silly and profoundly moving, I was absolutely blown away by it. Full review here. Opens next week. Please go see it if it's playing near you.