David Weigel

David Weigel

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A reporter for the Washington Post who is often on airplanes, where they shove movies in his face.

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★½

    The epilogues are awful, but the movie itself succeeds on Snyder’s insane terms — slow-mo images that look like splash panels, metahumans with great abs, and so on. As an amateur critic experience, it’s fantastic. I have rarely had as much fun *thinking* about movie-making as I did while learning what was cut and what was added once the movie was handed to Whedon. (Hard to pick a WORST tweak, but Whedon adding some goofy getting-to-know you dialogue to the Steppenwolf scientist torture scene is up there — in Snyder’s version the heroes don’t just banter as people get killed.)

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★½

    I liked it when the big monkey hit the big lizard in his face and he fell down.

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    Cats

    Art was a mistake.

  • Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    ★★★

    As a snob with a liberal arts degree, I am lightly fond of the "middlebrow docs about lowbrow scandals" genre. Hours, hours of my life spent learning about NXIVM! I didn't even watch "Smallville!" True crime leaves me cold but send some investigative reporters over to tabloid turf and it usually works.

    I went into this with a vague and outdated idea of what was happening to a singer whose work I never really liked; I came out feeling educated…