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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum


    Initially exhilarating, subsequently repetitious, ultimately exhausting. The further they expand and define Wick's universe (the Wickiverse? Wickworld? Wickrealm?), the sillier and duller it all becomes.

  • Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

    Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould


    The curious structural gambit initially had a frustrating distancing effect on me, but I think that has more to do with the enigmatic nature of Gould. The final third of short films (i.e., 23-31) is superb.

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  • Tusk



    Among the stupidest films I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. There are maybe fifteen minutes of competent filmmaking craft (which comprise the bulk of the trailer), and they expire well before the midpoint. Mostly, Tusk displays a complete lack of understanding in basic storytelling concepts: pertinent exposition, suspense vs. surprise, effective flashbacks, and, uh, story logic. Smith shows his hand far too early and then spends the remaining time putzing around with mundane eccentricity and narrative redundancy. While Tusk

  • Selma



    It's hard to believe the first major motion picture about Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn't made until 2014, but its arrival couldn't have come at a better time. To say race relations in the United States have been strained recently is a vast understatement. While much progress has been made since the days of the Civil Rights Movement, there is still plenty left to accomplish. Selma, with immense skill, illustrates that reality.

    The exclusion of opening credits immediately tells the…