Category Archives: Entropy

Spoiler alert — ‘The Last Jedi’ isn’t very good

4/10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a colossal technical failure. It is a clear-cut case of “good story poorly told,” and that’s very painful because there are far more good ideas here than bad ones. Poor editing, which arises … Continue reading

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‘Three Billboards’ a stellar awards frontrunner

10/10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an acerbic, heartfelt masterpiece from a playwright who seems like he can’t stop producing them. Eight months before the film’s start, Angela Hayes (Kathryn Newton) is immolated and raped. Tired of hearing nothing … Continue reading

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‘Last Flag Flying’ thoughtful, may be quite moving

8/10 In 2003, the Bush administration, political pundits and the constant fear of terrorism, which still had that new-car smell, created an atmosphere in which supporting soldiers and supporting the recent invasion of Iraq were one and the same, and … Continue reading

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‘Lady Bird’ just as likeable as you’ve heard

7/10 Lady Bird was at one point the best reviewed movie in Rotten Tomatoes history, and that’s a badge it can wear without deceit. This is without a doubt one of the most universally likeable, inoffensive movies, one of the … Continue reading

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‘Sacred Deer’ a step down, but still Yorgos

8/10 The Killing of a Sacred Deer is one of those mysteries that’s coy about major plot elements, so consider this entire review marked for mild spoilers *** Martin (Barry Keoghan), high school student aspiring to become a medical professional, … Continue reading

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