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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    Moves along at a soothing, steady pace with an astonishing eye for detail and genuine interest in every individual’s story. Some of the most beautiful lighting I can recall in recent memory, and features a number of genuinely captivating conversations. 

    So I’m at a loss why I’m a bit cold to this, having been absolutely floored by THE RIDER. It could be a mix of the presence of Hollywood actors breaking the pure sense of immersion that had into its…

  • What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    ★★★

    A deeply silly, borderline hysterical genre mash-up that also has some great movie star performances and a fantastic climactic setpiece. Has an interesting psychological set-up but drives right past any meaningful reflection or payoff.

    It’s basically FATAL ATTRACTION that way.

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  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★

    Something of a cheat review, since I only made it halfway through, but... Aaron? Writer of one of the best films of the decade, and a very talented and seemingly well-meaning dude when you’re not tripping over your white liberal dick? Let’s have a talk.

    I’ve stood up for you (however wrongheaded that was of me) when you received flack for your female characters. As rough as THE NEWSROOM was to get through, you also gave us Rooney Mara in…

  • Glass

    Glass

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

    How do you even start to discuss a film with such a sweeping set of expectations built in? It’s quite the daunting task, especially when the finished product goes so above and beyond the limited scope set by its predecessors. What we have here is the culmination of two brilliantly contained character studies — a superhero and super villain origin story — blurring the lines between those labels in what feels like Shyamalan’s WATCHMEN. Sure, you get rather affecting closure…