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  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★★

    Strong start, but doesn't stick the landing. It's pretty obvious that this film has some substantial post-production reshooting/editing done to it. I don't understand why they connected this so directly to the first movie, because the second film isn't. The second film works better because of that I believe.

    The film mostly wastes a wonderful cast on pointless plot threads and stuff that goes nowhere. No one gets any scenes or dialogue to chew on. It's a shame because this…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    There is a moment in this film that is my favorite thing PTA has ever shot/wrote/directed, that Johnny Greenwood has ever scored, and that Daniel Day Lewis has ever acted. Go. See. This. Film.

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Incredible film about language, lose, and love. Beautifully packaged in a great science fiction drama. I love this renaissance of smart scifi that seems to be gaining traction. I can't wait to see what Villeneuve does with Blade Runner.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★½

    Not a bad little flick. I'm not sure it's worth all the awards it's getting but it's definitely watchable. I think to call this a lesser McDonagh is a bit of a disservice. Honestly I think this is a little more in line with his stage plays than the films he's written/directed thus far. I'd like to see it again to really get a grasp on what is going on. Seems like a pretty good rumination on Americans and Trumpists.