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    ★★★★

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    ★★★★★

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    ★★★★★

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    ★★★

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  • How Do You Know

    How Do You Know

    ½

    Have you ever wondered what a “CAPTCHA” would look like in feature-length movie form? Did anyone direct this? This movie makes Neil Breen look like Michael Haneke—and somehow apparently cost $120 million to make ($143 million in 2020 dollars!). It’s literally almost entirely just four people standing and talking—in the weirdest, least competent, least interesting, most incoherent ways possible—in about four different indoor locations that definitely aren’t the Forbidden City or the Sistine Chapel. Incidentally, Bernardo Bertolucci's famously extravagant The…

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★½

    Cathartic toxic absurdist family-values ultraviolence for men too old/not quite braindead enough for “The Fast Saga” and tired of the same old old guys. This product contains zero grams of realism, outside of the Odenvibes—barely any coherent logic—but it looks and feels great and we don’t care. We know Apple Jacks don’t taste like apples. And if we want a more reality-based Odenkirk, we can always rewatch Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul or The Ben Stiller Show.

    A movie movie,…