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  • Working Girl

    Working Girl

    ★★★★★

    Hardcore capitalist propaganda for sure, but also the one film in which Harrison Ford gets the opportunity to truly shine as a light comedian.

  • Wonder Boys

    Wonder Boys

    ★★★★★

    Crazy how Frances McDormand is the only one of the principal cast who hasn’t played a leading role in a major superhero franchise film since this absolutely superb movie was released.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    J.J. Abrams has somehow created a Dark Universe mirror image of those infernal prequels: where Lucas’s unholy attempts to revitalize his own franchise (and thereby rewrite the rules for blockbuster cinema in the digital age) had lots of weird and interesting ideas but totally inept execution, TROS pairs a total absence of ideas with his maddeningly generic gung-ho professionalism: the actors dial their performances up to 11, while the movie constantly (and dizzyingly) spins back and forth between mechanical exposition…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★

    Willem Dafoe is an even better Jesus in this than he was in The Last Temptation of Christ.