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  • Belfast

    ★★★★½

  • King Richard

    ★★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★★★

  • Dopesick

    ★★★★★

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  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★★½

    Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, the director’s semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s, is a vibrant, warm and evocative film. It’s currently poised as a major contender for this year’s Best Picture Oscar, and it’s easy to see why – it’s an upbeat and jubilant affair with memorable performances and striking black-and-white cinematography.

    Buddy (Jude Hill) lives with his parents Ma (Caitriona Balfe) and Pa (Jamie Dornan) in a working-class neighborhood in Belfast. It’s the early…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★★½

    I know some folks have dismissed King Richard as hagiography, but I was honestly surprised by how annoying Richard Williams is in this movie. His stubbornness yields mostly great results, but sometimes he's just flat-out wrong and off-putting - which is a lot more interesting to watch. Will Smith does an excellent job in rendering a complex portrait of this man. Also, as far as I can tell, every actor in this film can play tennis really well - it's fun to see the matches filmed in unbroken wide shots!

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    “Would you want to be a part of this history?” - Jimmy Hoffa

    “Yes, I would. Whatever you need me to do, I’m available.” - Me

    New York Film Festival screening at Alice Tully Hall. Good lord, how I loved this film. What can I even say? The shortest 3 1/2 hours of my life. My heroes banded together for a masterpiece.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    Everything about Spencer is remarkable - Kristen Stewart’s lead performance, Jonny Greenwood’s jazzy score, the hallucinatory sequences involving Anne Boleyn, the claustrophobic design of the Overlook Hotel-esque royal estate - coalescing into a film much more idiosyncratic and interesting than a run-of-the-mill Princess Diana biopic.