Category Archives: Entropy

‘1917’ is an idea so grand it couldn’t be ruined

10/10 1917 is a one-take World War I movie. Great idea. All movies should be built from of ideas this great. Spectacular work. Bravo. No notes. April 6, 1917, the day the U.S. officially enters the Great War, Eastern France- … Continue reading

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‘Hidden Life’ refines Malick’s technique into something accessible

8/10 For years, writer/director Terrence Malick has defined the inaccessible, nose-raising arthouse film, exactly the kind of self-important, self-satirical movie mainstream audiences think of when they think about movies they don’t want to watch. A Hidden Life does nothing to … Continue reading

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Sandler’s sweaty, slimy fever dream ‘Uncut Gems’

9/10 The opening shot of Uncut Gems is a long push. First, we go deep into a raw black opal, a cousin of which will become central to the plot, seeing, as they say you can, the entire universe in … Continue reading

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‘Little Women’ charming, too difficult to follow

4/10 Louisa May Alcott’s original novel “Little Women” was published in two volumes in 1868 and ’69 straddling a three-year in-narrative timeskip, then published as a single volume in 1880. In this, the seventh film adaptation of the material, writer/director … Continue reading

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Once you forget that it’s an abomination, ‘Cats’ is decent

1/10 “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretches whom with such infinite pains and care I have endeavored to form? Their limbs are in proportion, and their features were selected as beautiful. Beautiful! … Continue reading

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