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|81 80%||Ford v Ferrari (2019) - Nov 17, 2019
"A well-oiled machine (sorry). It just works; simple as that (my only real gripe is that I wish the last five minutes had been cut). The racing sequences in particular are just brilliantly executed. Everything is communicated in such a way that your average layman who knows nothing about racing (like myself) can easily understand the risks being taken and the overall stakes. Plus, it’s beautifully edited; rapidly so, but always completely coherent and logical to the tracking mind. "
|87 91%||Parasite (2019) - Nov 15, 2019
"This movie is insane. Darkly funny and engaging until it becomes relentlessly gripping, Joon-ho’s juggling of tonal shifts is nothing less than masterful, effectively maximizing the impact of every sickening surprise. I need another viewing to decide what I think of the epilogue, but I spent half of this movie totally slack-jawed. Absolutely loved this."
|65 43%||Searching (2018) - Nov 11, 2019|
|45 21%||Aliens (1986) - Oct 25, 2019|
|79 76%||Contagion (2011) - Oct 24, 2019|
|82 83%||The Informant! (2009) - Oct 21, 2019|
|59 34%||The Brave Little Toaster (1987) - Oct 20, 2019|
|72 57%||Life of Pi (2012) - Oct 19, 2019|
|40 16%||Judy (2019) - Oct 15, 2019
"A boring, plodding mess that absolutely no one would be talking about if it wasn’t for Renée Zellweger’s (great) lead performance. The flashbacks kill the momentum without highlighting anything particularly relevatory, and the same could be said for everything involving Mickey Deans. This felt like homework, and considering I would have skipped this if not for the awards buzz around Zellweger, it basically was. "
|53 28%||Gemini Man (2019) - Oct 14, 2019
"Pretty forgettable, but not without its pleasures. The action sequences are honestly pretty engaging (a motorcycle chase in the first half is the highlight, and it was the only sequence that seemed to really benefit from the 3D and HFR, even if it made everything feel weirdly artificial) and the de-aging effects are genuinely remarkable (there’s still some uncanny valley stuff, but not much). Will Smith is pretty much always watchable and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is great. You could do worse."