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|73 T8||When We First Met (2018) - Feb 18, 2018
"I'm a big fan of Devine, so no surprise that I enjoyed this. What was surprising, though, was that it's a rom-com in which I actually did not know where it was going into well into the second act. Also, like many rom-coms, it relies heavily on the "best friends" of the leads for most of the humor, and the two here do not disappoint."
|78 T9||A Serious Man (2009) - Feb 18, 2018
"At first I thought this was fairly inscrutable from a thematic standpoint, but I think that in itself was the point. It doesn't really make any difference whether things happen for a reason if the reason is impossible to discern. All that aside, really funny and Stulhbarg (who's featured in 3 movies I've seen in past week) in particular plays black comedy great."
|76 T9||Call Me by Your Name (2017) - Feb 17, 2018
"On the one hand, there is some absolutely fantastic filmmaking. The camera movement is intimate, but never intrusive. The music (both diagetic and non-) is beautiful and punctuates scenes just when it needs to. The acting is great, especially Chalamet and Stuhlbarg. And yet, the complete lack of conflict or story leaves a film that is less than it could have been. Probably an unfair criticism coming from a guy who loves Linklater."
|58 T4||Cars 3 (2017) - Feb 17, 2018
"A big step up from Cars 2. The ending was not exactly what you expect from this kind of movie, especially after spending 3 movies with Lightning. It's nice to see that kind of originality from this series."
|77 T9||Paper Moon (1973) - Feb 15, 2018|
|72 T7||A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) - Feb 15, 2018
"The cast is a real who's who of comedy, playing the who's who of comedy from a generation past. It's probably a little too self-aware, but it's really funny and does do some creative things. I also think this may be my favorite Will Forte role--even though you never forget it's him, he's excellent in this."
|72 T7||The Shape of Water (2017) - Feb 13, 2018
"Really great in some ways, including how it melded genres seamlessly and was beautifully shot. Unfortunately it also had some really tropey characters and scenes, as well as too many side stories that didn't really add much. An achievement and nice as something pretty original."
|62 T5||My Friend Dahmer (2017) - Feb 13, 2018
"Written by one of Dahmer's childhood friends, this has sort of an interesting point of view and likely contains a lot of guesswork. The most interesting part of Dahmer's portrayal is how his behavior in the presence of others could be interpreted as a basically harmless weirdo, but takes on much more sinister undercurrents given what the audience knows (from other scenes and of course the true story)"
|85 T10||Coco (2017) - Feb 11, 2018
"Really impressively done. Has some twists you'll see coming, but it packs Pixar's most emotional core since Toy Story 3. Beautiful showcase of Mexican culture that never panders."
|68 T6||Mudbound (2017) - Feb 10, 2018
"Every scene between Jamie and Ronzelle is fantastic. Other than those scenes, the movie feels a little after-school-special and tries to do a little too much."