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  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★

    More engaging during the flashback poker games and ensuing crimes than during the framing scenes with Molly’s lawyer and family. It’s good that Sorkin finally decided to have a woman in the lead role, though I can’t help but notice he still takes every opportunity to let the men in her life speechify at length to her. Still, it’s progress.

    This is Sorkin’s first time directing for the screen, and you have to figure a stronger director (like Fincher) might have reeled this in a little. It feels slightly too long and over-written. Still reasonably entertaining on the whole.

  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★½

    I think Joe Wright took the title way too literally and filmed everything VERY darkly, for little discernible reason. This isn't a mystery or a crime movie where everyone has unclear motivations or murky morality. Story-wise, everything is pretty much crystal-clear from start to finish: England should fight the Nazis, duh. Shrouding everyone's faces in shadow for half the movie works against our emotional engagement with the material. It would have been better to make everything bright and clear, the…

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  • Bratz

    Bratz

    At least it was better than The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.

  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

    ½

    This might be the most aggressively unpleasant movie I've ever seen.