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Review: Last Looks (2022)

Last Looks is an old-fashioned shaggy P.I. murder-mystery, featuring a nice big cast, all of whom give eccentric and entertaining performances. I really liked it! It’s FUNNY. Sad that funny is rare. I reviewed for Ebert.

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June 2021 Viewing Diary

La Notte (1961; d. Michelangelo Antonioni) Pauline Kael included La Notte in her infamous essay titled “The Come-Dressed-As-the-Sick-Soul-of-Europe Parties”. Now you can debate her on this opinion – and I think she’s off (although I think it’s a hilarious title). … Continue reading

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May 2021 Viewing Diary

The Waterman (2021; d. David Oyelowo) I really loved this. Reviewed for Ebert. Des (2020; d. Lewis Arnold) Here’s what I jotted down on Instagram: David Tennant is eerily good in DES. He never does anything wrong, never makes an … Continue reading

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Review: Cherry (2021)

I reviewed Cherry, the new movie by the Russo brothers, adapted from Nico Walker’s debut novel (which is great!).

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October 2020 Viewing Diary

American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020; d. Jenny Popplewell) Very amateurish. Perhaps interesting to those who weren’t following the case as closely as I was. I’m STILL following the case. Chris Watts seems to think he’s going to be … Continue reading

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June 2020 Viewing Diary

Deadwind (2018; d. Rike Jokela) A Finnish crime drama television series on Netflix I got sucked into. I’ve been doing mostly binge-watching these days. Having a hard time absorbing movies, I’m not sure what’s going on. I am grateful for … Continue reading

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Review: Darkness Falls (2020)

Look at that awful poster. I reviewed the movie for Ebert.

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January 2020 Viewing Diary

Hell Is for Heroes (1962; d. Don Siegel) A spare lean and mean war movie – pretty standard, actually – except Steve McQueen is actually presenting a character study here, a character he probably knows something about. He is eerie … Continue reading

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On Netflix’s Unbelievable: in this month’s Sight & Sound

After a couple of Tweet threads about the incredible Netflix series Unbelievable (which you should totally watch if you have not), Sight & Sound reached out to me to ask if I wanted to write a little something something about … Continue reading

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Review: The Destroyer (2018)

An example of being heavy-handed for no discernible purpose. My review of The Destroyer is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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