Category Archives: Entropy

‘Onward’ made me very uncomfortable

5/10 Every movie, to one degree or another, mirrors the world it releases into – that’s the whole concept behind this blog. Some, like Ad Astra, are such clear and urgent cries about the anxieties of their time the subtext … Continue reading

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‘Emma’ delightful, but only for moments at a time

6/10 Luxurious period comedy Emma is absolutely raucous at points, but as it wears on, it just doesn’t spend enough time being funny. Hartfield, England, early 1800s- Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy), handsome, clever and rich, has lived nearly 21 years … Continue reading

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‘The Grudge’ is exactly the type of movie that gets dumped on the first weekend of January

2/10 I adore Takashi Shimizu’s American Grudge movies from the mid-‘00s for their unforgiving pacing and dense array of strong jump scares, so I was excited to see a reboot coming from writer/director Nicolas Pesce – not because I’d seen … Continue reading

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‘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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