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  • Niagara

    ★★★½

  • Avatar

    ★★★★

  • Confess, Fletch

    ★★★½

  • Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

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  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★★

    Spectacularly immersive escapism. It’s been 13 years and nobody has come close to this tier of CG visuals, at least as all encompassing as this, where it’s essentially a Pixar movie but it looks so real that humans wander in and out of it and you don’t really think about it. So happy I got to see this in IMAX 3D again and remember why it was the biggest movie ever. Plenty of dud lines or performances in this, standard…

  • Confess, Fletch

    Confess, Fletch

    ★★★½

    A delight. Charming breezy detective comedy with primo Hamm. Lot of great minor roles in this, like Annie Mumolo and Eugene Mirman.

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    This was a hard watch. Visually an absolute mess, with thoughtless coverage sloppily cut together. The cinematographer had to leave for personal reasons two weeks in and the A camera operator took over, it really shows. No dolly, only handheld or dreadful gimbal [update: watching BTS looks like it was a lot of steadicam actually, not sure why some of it looked so warbly on vertical axis]. I tried to accept the aggressively garish digital look as part of the…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    I am a Dune virgin, fresh eyes for the worm. Didn’t find this very emotionally engaging and felt on the edge of being (dare I say) bored. Obviously an insanely elaborate spectacle with stunning design, and packed to the gills with cool actors (Rebecca Ferg so hot omg). Still would be super hyped for part 2, I can see how this primes the other half well.