Movie Diary 2/4/2019

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mike Mitchell, 2019). More of the same, and in this case that’s fine. Hilarious end-credits song. Great evil-queen-anthem showstopper by Tiffany Haddish. (full review 2/8)

The Tall T (Budd Boetticher, 1957) and Comanche Station (Budd Boetticher, 1960). I will be talking about Ride Lonesome in my 1959 series at Scarecrow Video, which gave me an excuse to re-visit these. The films are elegant, composed, and modern.

Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2019). Mahershala Ali and Jennifer Connelly walk around like somebody told them to take it all very seriously – surely an error in this kind of thing. (full review 2/15)