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  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • The Terence Davies Trilogy

    ★★★

  • The Neon Bible

    ★★★

  • Of Time and the City

    ★★★★

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

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    As a biopic of Elvis Presley's life, Baz Luhrmann's latest overstuffed epic of glitz and glam doesn't do anything beyond a cursory Wikipedia glance, but as a music film, it's often astonishing at capturing the mythic stature of Elvis as a performer. Luhrmann's bag of stylistic tricks don't always work, but they contribute to the film's messy canvas of American excess and exploitation. Austin Butler is really convincing as Elvis, and he embodies Elvis' extravagant superstar energy. As a…

  • Easter Parade

    Easter Parade

    ★★★★

    75

    "No, I mean it. You're the most wonderful dancer I've ever seen. You could get anyone to dance with you. You could get the very best."


    "I don't want the very best. I want you."

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    15

    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Christian Bale deserved an Oscar.

    So quotable.

    So funny.

    So twisted.

    So delirious.

    So amazing.

    Sorry this review is so short, I have to return some videotapes.