Late Night (***1/2) is the new talent becoming a skill

This film would is better than anything of it's kind in the '80's and it's better than most comedies in the last decade. It's just not a high bar.

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The Banana Splits (**1/2) why is Drooper all wet?

It is a good idea, executed in the most average way.

Downton Abbey (*****) – Violet shine

"Fellowes helped this American Irishman love and respect an English family, much like old Tom. Sure, they're clueless at times, but they notice each other and they understand their place is one of duty, because of love. This is a great work in understanding humanity as it progresses. It's one of the best films of the year, even if it feels like a victory lap."

Forgotten Gem: Jacob’s Ladder is a nightmare of riches

This type of film has not been attempted since it's most directly inspired The Sixth Sense in 1999. The Bruce Willis movie used a much more straightforward approach and subsequently scored much higher gains at the box office.

Dragged Across Concrete (***1/2) is a symbol of a great faltering career

Dragged Across Concrete feels like an epitaph on the career of Mel Gibson. He's done good work for so many years, only to be busted down to making movies that make their debut off the big screen.

IT Chapter 2 (****): Just can’t finish

"IT is one of the highest points of horror cinema in this decade. If the second chapter doesn't reach classic status, there will be very few complaints. This is a combination of films that will be watched when kids the age of the Losers have overnight sleepovers for generations to come."