Josh Spiegel

Josh Spiegel

I write about movies at Slashfilm, SyFy, ScreenCrush, The Hollywood Reporter, and sometimes here too.

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  • The Three Caballeros

    The Three Caballeros

    ★★★★

    I saw a Twitter prompt a few days ago asking to name the movie we’d watched the most this year. Here, to my great surprise, is the answer.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★

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

    I enjoyed the first and last half-hours a lot. Visually inventive, smart, funny, and emotionally rich.

    The middle half-hour hinges on a narrative choice that is, the more I think about it, fatally unwise and uncomfortable. 25 years to get to your first Black lead, and you have that character swap bodies with Tina Fey? Sigh.

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★½

    The story of how that racist guy who says “I’m not racist, I have a black friend” met his black friend.

  • The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    ★★★★

    "How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell?"

    "Well, it's the closest I'll ever get to heaven, Mr. Hughes."

    What an exciting, uncynical, legitimately fun this movie still is, 22 years after the fact.