Kimi ★★★½


A.V. Club review. (Again, I'm writing a handful of final pieces for the site this month, while my longtime editor remains at his desk.) Much more my preposterous, conspiracy-friendly jam than Moonfall; it starts out very derivative but the groundwork gets laid for a fun third act (featuring one moment—you'll know the three words when you hear 'em—that I wish I'd experienced in a theater with a rowdy audience). Actual ending's a fizzle with its eye on the engagement numbers, but if Soderbergh's scaled back his ambition to the point where he may never make another truly great film, at least he's finally stopped fucking around with goofy lenses.