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  • The Village
  • Last Night in Soho
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Little Women

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★

  • The Menu

    ★★★

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    Watching this again with a close friend (his first time seeing it) crystallized for me that this is essentially Iron Man 3 but for Wanda. A movie about a character unravelling after being pushed past a precipice of no return, suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder, and being forced to confront the existential dread they've been running away from by looking directly into the eyes of an other but truer self. Tony Stark thought he was the master of his…

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm kind of glad I didn't see this at TIFF now, because if I had to be quiet out of courtesy for two months about how much this didn't click with me I might have exploded

    I want to make something very clear: I like Rian Johnson. I think Brick, The Last Jedi and Knives Out are all great movies. I'm not a Brothers Bloom or Looper guy, but nobody's perfect. So my issues with Glass Onion have nothing to…

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  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★★

    He should have ended on that shot.
    That was what I was telling myself over and over after leaving the theatre. He should have ended on that shot. The one that was the perfect visual culmination of everything the film was trying to say. He should have ended on that shot. But then it kept going for five more minutes.

    As a queer romance drama, Disobedience is not exactly breaking new ground in the same way that recent successes such…

  • Adam

    Adam

    ★★★

    Asperger's Syndrome isn't the easiest thing to live with. Social interaction is beyond difficult, but you often come across as just "normal" enough by others that they still judge you harshly for failures in social conduct.

    Adam tries to be both informative about the condition itself while also telling a romantic narrative featuring someone with it, and it does a good job of tackling both, telling the story of an autistic man named Adam entering a romance with his neighbour,…