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  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    ★★

    Keira Knightley is better than the movie.

    Also, at one point she eats a small clump of her own hair like it's cotton candy. It's a rare moment of spontaneous joy in a film that is more a testament to Alice in Wonderland wannabe art direction than actual storytelling.

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Me at the start: When are they going to get to the fireworks factory, the fireworks factory, in this case, being the mall?

    Me 5 minutes in: Of course a racist would use a zombie outbreak as an opportunity to just mow down a bunch of brown and black people. Sick sob.

    Mere minutes after that: Holy shit! Did that dude really just tear a chunk out of that girl's shoulder?

    Sometime after that: Finally, the mall! Yes, Romero, dole…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    A bit ragged around the edges. Jumps through a couple of unfortunate narrative hoops. But it ultimately delivers where it matters. It does what I assumed to be impossible - it makes Michael Myers scary again. Also, yes, John Carpenter’s updated musical score for the movie is amazing, reverent to his original music in some places, playfully experimental with it in others.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Wonder Woman’s biggest sin is simply that it turns into a CGI mess at the end that feels airlifted in from a different movie, and it doesn’t do its villains justice. That sounds an awful lot like any number of other well-liked superhero movies, particularly Iron Man 3. It’s enough to hold Wonder Woman back from joining the upper tier of all-time great superhero movies (e.g., Logan, Civil War, The Dark Knight), but it’s not enough to keep it from…