Sentence & Still

Tomb Raider (2018)

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“All myths are foundations of reality.”

Fun, but the goofy video-game parts that were included really detracted from the film, rather than as a nod to the story’s origins; Vikander was great (and ripped) and delivered a fantastic portrayal of a character I love.

★★★☆☆

Blade Runner

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“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it?”

Exceptional ideas and emotional impact, shot beautifully, but suffers from some languid pacing.

★★★★☆

 

Miss Sloane

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“Lobbying is about foresight. About anticipating your opponent’s moves and devising counter measures. The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition. And plays her trump card just after they play theirs. It’s about making sure you surprise them. And they don’t surprise you.”

A political thriller that while smart and fast-paced, misses the mark: Sloane is every bit as ruthless and Machiavellian as any male character has been but is allowed to become sentimental by the end, betraying the character and performance.

★★★☆☆

Jackie

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“For royalty you need tradition. And for tradition, you need time.”

One of the most affecting films I’ve ever seen, we get a kaleidoscopic glimpse into the life of Jackie Kennedy in the days after her husband’s death that feels too personal and intimate thanks to Natalie Portman’s astonishing performance.

★★★★★