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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★½

    Me in 2017: WTF, Split is secretly a super villain’s origin story and now Bruce Willis has to stop him? That sounds awesome!

    Me in 2019: Yeah, maybe they should have just made a straight Split sequel instead. All of the Unbreakable stuff mostly gets in James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy’s way.

    It all plays like an especially bad version of one of those TV episodes where the main characters end up in a mental hospital and briefly believe everything…

  • On the Basis of Sex

    On the Basis of Sex

    ★★★½

    Hot take: Armie Hammer, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg's gorgeous, emotionally supportive/available, master chef husband, makes for a better "wife" in a 2018 "great man" movie than either Amy Adams in Vice or Claire Foy in First Man.

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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…

  • 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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