Yes, of course, this movie is asinine. But it’s the good kind of asinine. It looks marvelous (I literally gasped a few times) and the old movie tropes are quite fun (and I giggles many more times.) Esoteric New York references abound as do movie references. I caught a nice “1138,” plus Gwyneth Paltrow quotes Thom Matthews in Dan O’Bannon’s brilliant “The Return of the Living Dead”: How can you kill someone who’s already dead? Or, was she quoting Celia Montgomery from “Ultrachrist!”?
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Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.