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  • In the Earth

    In the Earth


    Wheatley continues to make the exactly wrong aesthetic choice in every given circumstance. In this case his folk-psychedelia is shot almost entirely in handheld close-ups. Wacky colors and a drone score are not enough for a vibe, I'm sorry. It's all just so much What-the-fuck-am-I-looking-at bullshit. Get this guy to a nunnery.

  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window


    Perfectly acceptable thriller trash of the sort that isn't really getting made anymore. So many dipshit red herrings and twists that it's mildly unintelligible. Over-directed but hey at least it's directed. Deeply silly but at least it's got a sense of humor. Everyone's histrionics are clearly feature not bug. Obviously it sucks but I'm not entirely sure what the problem is with that.

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    It Chapter Two


    Great job turning this deeply idiosyncratic, sprawling story about collective trauma and history into Serious Beetlejuice.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Reminds you of what this sort of thing can be with an actual director behind it instead of merely a gang of well-meaning producers. Johnson deploys a few basic narrative and visual tricks that haven't really popped up in a STAR WARS film before, along with his usual precise frames and tight technical craft, and a particular attention to emotional continuity. There's also a welcome preoccupation with collateral damage, both physical and psychic. One thing Johnson's films have never really…