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  • Intolerable Cruelty

    Intolerable Cruelty

    ★★

    More like intolerable! Some laughs, sure, but too cute by half, and with a bad Burwell score to boot. Down With Love (same year) dunks on this.

  • Supermarket Woman

    Supermarket Woman

    ★★★

    Has that somewhat ineffable hangout quality where nothing that happens is particularly remarkable, but it could be ten hours long and it'd still hold your interest. Just vibing with the Super Woman.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

    The most revelatory rewatch of 2017 for me, with the Ultimate Edition doing the lord’s work in increasing an already miraculously brisk 2.5-hour runtime by 30 minutes and bumping the rating from PG-13 to R. A completely transcendent melodrama where everything is widescreen emotion expressed in vignette, the moral and political dimensions of its titular characters distilled or exploded (take your pick) in sequences that jetset around as hyperreal money-shots, the soundtrack anchoring seemingly disparate scenes together to create a…

  • Knock Off

    Knock Off

    ★★★★

    JCVD is introduced singing along to some bubbly Chinese pop song while he fights against a teeth-grinding coke rictus and navigates a BMW Z3 through some dreary HK bay highways. Tsui Hark's camera follows a foot into a shoe, a bullet through a convenience store's shelves, snap zooms into a CRT that is action-matched against a fight going on in the next room, and like a half a million other shots designed to drop jaws. It's the kind of insanely…