American Thanksgiving approaches, and with it the usual wave of holiday openings — though there are fewer this year, owing to Justice League launching last weekend and Polaroid dropping off the schedule due to what I presume is The Weinstein Company’s general toxicity. More dollars for Pixar, I say!
Reviews will be up later today, but here are the salient points.
Coco: The dismal news about John Lasseter shouldn’t put a damper on what Lee Unkrich and his team have accomplished here — a delirious, delightful trip through the underworld with a color palette the studio’s never attempted before. But it probably will, which seems terribly unfair. Anyway, it’s lovely, give it a shot.
Roman J. Israel, Esq.: You know that mannered, self-parodic trap Denzel Washington never quite falls into? The tic-ridden performance that we glimpsed in the corners of lesser films like Deja Vu, Unstoppable and Safe House? Well, Dan Gilroy found it, and it postures all over this misconceived character piece. Do not waste your time. (Poor Rad had to see both cuts.)
Oh, and Scott Frank’s epic Netflix Western Godless drops on Netflix today. It’s good, you should watch it.