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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Excellent stuff. This Johnson knows how to make a movie. Rarely has a filmmaker's work been so defined by its good, hearty spirit. Robust storytelling anchored by a bright, beating heart that it wears proudly on its sleeve. Dug this, can't wait for the third!

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

    Strong contender for best thing I've seen this year. Field draws so much power from periphery moments, the texture of the world around Tár that she is oftentimes too self-involved to see or understand. A portrait of a person whose marginalized identity has actually shielded them from introspection, a powerful white woman whose womanhood has precluded her (in her own mind) from being a perpetrator of violence, of injustice. Fascinating, searing. I pretty much adored this.

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Coming out of this film it was a little hard to pin down exactly what I should say about it. I knew how I felt; elated, yet there's a part of me that felt the urge to talk about whether or not this movie entirely "worked." Which, what does that even mean? It's an easy accusation to throw against a blockbuster or any piece of pop filmmaking that's supposedly "bloated" or "strangely paced" or "too slow" or tonally inconsistent" (which…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    Miraculous. Spielberg hasn't been in this fine, or passionate a form in decades. I never stopped loving his work, but as the legend he is it's natural that after a point you'd feel that urgency dissipate, less to prove to himself or his audience. And that has yielded some absolutely beautiful work, don't get me wrong. But West Side feels like a film his much younger self was dying to make and never got the chance to, and now that…