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  • Goat

    Goat

    ★★½

    It might be a post-#MeToo reaction to ask: what about the female campus experience? And I still feel it's a valid question. But "Goat" opts to almost exclusively focus on the male/fraternity perspective, have women not simply reduced to "conquests," strippers, and objects of desire, but have them basically disappear completely. And that might be the right decision.

    The film has enough to get across as is. The female perspective warrants an entire film of its own. "Goat" needs that…

  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    ★★★★

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

    Deutsche Gedanken weiter unten

    You know, (some) people still complain about the "A.I." ending, going all "Kubrick this" and "Kubrick that" and "Spielberg the old softy." Some people still feel that way, even though *Movies with Mikey* and others have made very compelling arguments. The "A.I." ending rules. It's the "Minority Report" ending that's reason for concern. For real, this is the usually short-sighted "Spielberg's optimism sometimes gets in his way" cliché in perfection. And not only does it weaken…

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  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon

    ★★★

    So, the angle to tell this story is way off. I can understand why one would like to (more or less) de-politicize history and tell a human story, but one shouldn't. The first big movie concerned with the Deepwater Horizon incident should've been more like "Silkwood" or at the very least like "Erin Brockvich".

    With that said ... damn, Peter Berg. How he gets there is both by-the-numbers and a bit boring but once things go haywire Berg cranks up the tension and serves up some unmissable set-pieces.

  • Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    ★★★★

    Sarah Paulson needs to be in everything. Well, maybe not everything. I don't need to see her in a Transformers movie. Or even a Marvel movie. I may be okay with her making some super-quick dollars, Glenn Close style, and then continue with films like this one or TV-show like the O.J. thing I still haven't seen. The thing is: more Sarah Paulson.

    The talk about two actors' so-called chemistry is silly more often than not. But Paulson and Mark…