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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Godfather
  • Citizen Kane
  • Lawrence of Arabia

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  • Respect

    ★★½

  • King Richard

    ★★★

  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    ★★★½

  • Let Him Go

    ★★★½

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  • Respect

    Respect

    ★★½

    I’m really not sure what to do with musical biopics like Respect at this point. I don’t want to call it “bad” because it’s not, it a movie made with plenty of competence and it has a solid performance at its center that many people would enjoy watching. However, it’s also a musical biopic which follows that “Walk Hard” formula pretty much to a T and like a lot of people I am really at a point where that’s not…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★

    Venus and Serena Williams are exactly the kind of dominant athletes with unique stories that would one day inspire a biopic and give the producers credit they found a someone original direction to come at that with by opting to make their father the vector for that biopic, at least at this juncture when the sisters aren’t retired yet. The film follows Richard Williams (Will Smith) as he executes his wild multi-page plan to train his daughters from birth to…

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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    ★★½

    Man, what a misguided endeavor this whole Hobbit thing was. I’ve long maintained that the problems with this spinoff series run a lot deeper than the decision to split it into three movies but out of the three this is definitely the one that suffers most from the padding. It’s something I’ve noticed about a lot of the last parts of these needlessly split movies like The Matrix Revolutions or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows- Part 2,” they end…

  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★

    One of the most common title formats in cinema is the “American [fill in the blank]” format, which as far as I can tell goes back at least as far as 1973’s American Graffiti and has been used dozens of times. It may or may not be as common as the “[fill in the blank] Story” format but it’s certainly the more loaded of the two. It’s not a titling convention that’s often used for mellow movies with modest intentions,…