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Veil, The 2
"Steps things up from an already impressive first installment."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Volume 1 of Miguel Gomes's "Arabian Nights" trilogy impressed me, although not quite enough to justify the scale of the thing on its own. This second volume, released a month after the first in their native Portugal but generally playing other territories in much closer succession, plays at just enough of a higher level to give a viewer an even stronger idea of why the whole thing is being sold as an event." (more)
"A very good start, and good on its own."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "The best way to review Miguel Gomes's three-part "Arabian Nights" anthology is probably all at once, rather than writing about the first film before watching the second. I am currently trying that anyway, not knowing if characters will recur or if anything beyond the broad and explicitly stated themes will connect what is, at least in my city, being presented as three separate features, very much a part of the potential audience trying the first before deciding whether or not to shell out for the other two. I'll be doing so; the first installment may not yet strike me as brilliant, but it is earnest and consistently interesting." (more)
"'Six' is well worth sticking with."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Although "Mr. Six" isn't much different in substance to any number of "aging tough guy stands up to disrespectful young punks" movies, it eases the audience into that story with a little more care than is typical, and maybe doesn't quite escalate in exactly the way one might expect. It's thus fairly low-key for something presented as a vigilante action movie, and maybe a little drawn out even for the other genres it fits, but it's still an enjoyable go at the idea, even if one is expecting something a little louder." (more)
"Not a bad watch while waiting for next year."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "The professional sports industry churns out a tremendous amount of non-fiction films every year, and the number is probably only going up with the sheer number of cable sports channels with time to fill, especially during the off-season. It's not uncommon for greatness to come out of this factory - the larger-than-life personalities and strong passions can create terrific stories that reflect ideas beyond the games themselves - but more often you get something like "Fastball": Competently-produced and an easy watch for fans, it will probably fill a lot of hours on the MLB Network during the winter but it doesn't transcend its title." (more)

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