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The most important movies of 2019

Annual top 10 lists are dumb and arbitrary and I hate them, even as I’ve started doing them. We can do better here. Instead of a static list of 10 favorites, 10 peanuts with which to pack the year away … 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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Simpering, cowardly ‘Rise of Skywalker’ grovels its way to saga’s end

2/10 In the aftermath of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so many disillusioned fans were demanding deep and specific revisions that the proposal to make a different version of the installment for each individual viewer became a running gag. It … Continue reading

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‘Jumanji’ stagnates on its ‘Next Level’

7/10 There’s a great deal of potential in these new Jumanji films, but Jumanji: The Next Level doesn’t quite live up to it.  A year and change later, the four heroes of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, who remained close … Continue reading

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‘Knives Out’ is a fucking blast

9/10 I had the chance to see Knives Out for free and couldn’t wait for the chance to pay to see it again. It is so much fun. It’s a kind of fun I’d almost given up on having in … Continue reading

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