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No love for Baby Driver?

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Baby Driver is brilliant, almost flawless, on a technical/craftsmanship level, and also it happens to have mostly uninteresting characters, a boring lead actor, and a shitty ending.

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For me, it was Dunkirk as the best of the year.

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Recommended: Lane 1974 – a movie about a girl growing up with self absorbed hippie parents who just wants a damned bowl of sugared cereal for breakfast. Winner of many awards.

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Apocalypse Cow said on January 4th, 2018 at 9:49 am

If you haven’t seen Three Billboards yet, you might want to reserve a spot at least on your Next Ten list. Everyone does a great job, but if Sam Rockwell doesn’t get at least a nom for best supporting actor, I will hold the box of matches for you 😉

I’d wager Coco would also make one of your two lists … Definitely in my top 5 Pixar films, maybe even top 3 …

Also, Blade Runner is conspicuously absent from either list — It’s definitely on my Top Ten of the year …

And I haven’t seen *any* of your top 5, so obviously I’m slacking =D Looking forward to I, Tonya, though, when it hits wider release (this weekend?) …

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AlexanderHammil said on January 6th, 2018 at 5:08 am

Baby Driver’s soundtrack was also insistently, weirdly dated. I assume that he’s been carrying that specific mix around since he first thought of the movie 20 years ago. Which is unfortunate, because the music isn’t new enough to be surprising, nor selected with enough distance to be particularly memorable. For a movie SO invested in music, I could barely remember any of the actual songs after they stopped playing.

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This article led to me reading dozens of your reviews, which were wildly entertaining. <3

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Not to be That Guy, but I think this:

except that he knows that it’s never one last time because the last time was supposed to be the one last time,

Isn’t true about John Wick 2 as a purely factual matter; when a guy does you a favor, and you hand him a marker that says “I owe you a reciprocal favor in the future, anything, at any time, you come to me and I’ll honor this” nobody involved in that transaction is under illusion that you are in “one last time” mode.

This doesn’t invalidate your interpretation of it, I don’t think, but Wick never actually thought he was out; he merely hoped old debts would never come due. There’s a difference.

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Nice list; loved Logan and Get Out, and I definitely intend to catch many of the others at some point. Have you had a chance to see Colossal? It was probably my favourite movie last year; quirky, oddball, with some surprisingly dark developments in the back half that really change how you look at the characters.

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