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  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm


    This is indeed frequently very funny and also it is exactly what you think it is, in good ways and bad (personally the "undercover Jew" part was the peak I thought). But don't let anyone tell you it's productive.

  • The Witches

    The Witches


    Zemeckis characteristically candy-coats the bitterness of this pill, which might make it seem corny (which isn't necessarily bad) to some but which I find effectively icky. Hathaway's bringing all her usual theater kid energy, also for good or ill. Either way this is still better than anything Tim Burton's made in at least a couple decades.

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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two


    Great job turning this deeply idiosyncratic, sprawling story about collective trauma and history into Serious Beetlejuice.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Reminds you of what this sort of thing can be with an actual director behind it instead of merely a gang of well-meaning producers. Johnson deploys a few basic narrative and visual tricks that haven't really popped up in a STAR WARS film before, along with his usual precise frames and tight technical craft, and a particular attention to emotional continuity. There's also a welcome preoccupation with collateral damage, both physical and psychic. One thing Johnson's films have never really…