Author Archives: reelentropy

‘Nobody’ gets to be derivative, doesn’t get to be substandard

5/10 Nobody doesn’t meet me halfway. In a world that seemingly has no weekends, Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk, who also produces) grinds out a living in a cushy management position at his father-in-law’s manufacturing plant. When his family is robbed … Continue reading

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Somehow, the Snyder cut is even worse

0/10 Zack Snyder’s Justice League opens with a title card reading “This film is presented in a 4:3 format to preserve the integrity of Zack Snyder’s creative vision.” The words “Zack Snyder” literally come before the Warner Bros. logo. In … Continue reading

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A quarantine with The Master

Several years ago now, I started systemically moving through the work of high-profile directors. This is part of the path from loud movie nerd to legitimate film scholar – film scholars actually study film, they don’t just write about it. … Continue reading

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‘Chaos Walking’ solid, unique and urgent

8/10 Chaos Walking is a troubled, inventive exploration of masculine crisis and fear of the self that executes its main hook cleverly and evocatively. It’s a valuable meditation for an era of men inundated by stories of our peers’ abuses … Continue reading

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‘Raya’ another perfectly enjoyable product of an exhausting, cynical machine

7/10 Outside the theater for Raya and the Last Dragon, a survey company stooge hands out questionnaires in cheap plastic bags meant to reassure moms who don’t really understand how COVID-19 spreads. When asked, he tells me all the big … Continue reading

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