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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story


    Why did the land speeders drift in the opening sequence?

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    Wow. Del Toro's masterpiece? It's on the same shelf as Pan's Labyrinth. I just got home and I'm still processing it, but my initial reaction is... wow.

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  • The Counselor

    The Counselor


    So Cormac McCarthy actually wrote the screenplay for this, and it was, at points, painfully obvious. It felt at times that McCarthy was trying to write Tarantino-esque dialogue, but couldn't quite pull it off, because real people don't talk that way. In one scene it was like Brad Pitt's lips were just moving as he read McCarthy's lines.

    There are interesting bits to this movie, which feels like it wanted to be a character study instead of a crime drama,…

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window


    Hitchcock still rocks.