Jacob Knight

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  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    ★★½

    Addio Zio Shyamalan

  • Violation

    Violation

    ★★★½

    "Wake me next time."

    Somewhat understand others comparing this to Lars Von Trier (circa ANTICHRIST) on a flashy visual level (right down to the slow-mo wolf photography), but this seems less interested in LVT's brand of poking/provoking than it is in exploring the levels of casual cruelty we inflict on each other in even our closest relationships, and what degrees of pain we can endure (or bear witness to). The fact that this is all packaged inside a methodically detailed…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    So, this is a "good news/bad news" scenario of the highest order (or Final Order, if we're speaking in the parlance of this picture). The good news is really only for folks who strongly disliked THE LAST JEDI. J.J. Abrams' return to the STAR WARS universe practically reduces that rather superlative instance of an auteur navigating the studio factory system and somehow still managing to make the movie he wanted to make nothing more than narrative sinew between two "traditional"…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★½

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

    While Marvel is no doubt viewing CAPTAIN MARVEL as a stride forward in the representation department - this movie is scientifically designed to appeal to those particular values - it's a massive step backward in terms of formal technique and fooling folks that these MCU pictures are anything more than feature length installments in a television series that will only end once humans have scorched the earth and there is no signal on which to transmit these products of the…