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  • The Master
  • Paddington 2
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Still Walking

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  • The Padma Boatman

    ★★★½

  • Corpus Christi

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • Wolf and Sheep

    ★★★½

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  • Tanna

    Tanna

    ★★★★½

    A tale of star-crossed love on the Vanuatuan island of Tanna, the obvious pull to call this Romeo and Juliet in the Pacific Ocean Islands would be doing a disservice to the significant cultural depiction that this film is.

    Using local non-actors in all the parts, Tanna benefits from significant involvement from the people whose story this belongs, resulting in very rare authenticity. Both stars are captivating and adored by the camera (as are most of the cast), with Marie…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★★

    I feel like half the audience has gone into this expecting to see an amazing Will Smith performance, and other ready to scream down his overacting. Whatever the case, they're here for Will Smith. This film is about Richard Williams, obviously, More than that though, it's about an unusual man who played a huge part in giving us two of the most extraordinary women of our time. It also happens to feature a very showy, and very good, Will Smith…

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    One of the big talking points in the film world, even prior to COVID-19, was the dearth of originality. The mass influx of remakes, formulaic superhero films and of course, sequels, had many feeling a little disheartened with the industry. When a sequel to a film I don't particularly like was announced, 36 years later, I wasn't exactly bursting with enthusiasm to see it. But with the overwhelmingly positive reactions and Grandma's generous offer to watch our 3-week-old, off my…

  • The Lost Okoroshi

    The Lost Okoroshi

    ★★★

    A novel concept not quite done justice by some uneven execution. A better camera and editor would have worked wonders here.

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  • Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes you don't need violence, or sex, or any forced plot point at all, to produce conflict and drama in a story. Hirokazu Koreeda is proof that the everyday going-ons in the lives of regular people are more than enough fuel to create an enjoyable and eminently watchable film with more than enough happening to keep the viewer interested.

    That being said, his work isn't for everyone. The pacing here is languid, even for him, and there is even less…

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★★★

    I won't listen to anyone who tells me this isn't a masterpiece.