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  • Miracle Mile

    Miracle Mile

    ★★★★½

    84

    The hopelessness of Miracle Mile is constantly at odds with its own romantic idealism, as to suggest that what we yearn to achieve is impossible but there's nothing wrong with trying anyway, even as the reality is damning. Such a balance within a real-time countdown narrative could easily be seen as disjointed, but the horror of the situation is perfectly offset by gestures of humility, the motions that we enact to continue our supposed self-designated purpose. As a glorious…

  • Jerry Maguire

    Jerry Maguire

    ★★★★½

    88

    This movie shouldn't work as well as it does, but it's primed with an A-list ensemble cast (Bonnie Hunt! Regina King!) and writer/director Cameron Crowe at his most delicately sentimental. Before you even realize what Jerry Maguire is working towards, the film has stolen your heart.

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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…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    92

    [Removed by admins.]

    Letterboxd didn't approve of my original review wishing for the return of The Basterds and the swift, brutal end of fascism in 2019 America so here's this:

    MOVIE GOOD.

    NAZIS BAD.