The Rise of Skywalker walks back The Last Jedi by returning time and again to tropes and formulas. I wanted more.
Marriage Story is delicate and painful, tender and heartbreaking all at the same time, and in its messy complexity it feels true to life.
This leisurely walk towards the end times is not without its charms, but as the thin plot nears the end it becomes apparent that there’s no conclusion in reach, no final destination.
This is it: this is a movie that has it all. BlacKkKlansman is funny, entertaining, and stylish, but also angry, poignant, and righteous. It is an accomplishment in cinematic form, and also in content.
Much like Cervantes’ book itself, this movie contains many stand-alone episodes, as the characters encounter various damsels in distress, evil sorcerers, or nefarious knights, with the twist of hopping between levels of narrative every few minutes. Running north of the two hour mark, the film is long, and feels longer still.