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  • The White Ribbon
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  • Father of the Bride

    ★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • Lamb

    ★★★

  • Obvious Child

    ★★★★

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  • Father of the Bride

    Father of the Bride

    ★★★

    Although it’s story does nothing new, its familiarity is comforting. Along with a solid cast and an authentic display of varying cultures, Father of the Bride is a sweet and engaging romantic comedy, probably more deserving than its straight to streaming status.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    Baz Luhrmann is a bonafide showman and a true maximalist, for better and for worse. For the story of Elvis, Luhrmann uses every cinematic trick to portray a larger than life American icon to often thrilling and at times exhausting results. At nearly three hours, the film is essentially 85% montage with no single shot lasting more than three to four seconds. It’s a lot, and you will feel it. The editors deserve an Oscar but more than that, they…

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World ditches any Spielbergian awe and wonder it thinks it still has and instead belly flops into a clumsy and overly stuffed quasi action spy thriller with poor results.

  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    ★★★

    Although it’s nice to see a queer rom-com with a healthy budget and some fresh new faces at the forefront, Fire Island tends to tread too much on familiar territory to really standout. Perhaps director Andrew Ahn and screenwriter Joel Kim Booster’s approach to their story was to make a gay romantic comedy with mainstream and commercial appeal, hence the Pride and Prejudice storyline. And in that case, it’s a success. I suppose I expected a bit more than what I got, but what I did up getting is sweet and entertaining enough, including a pretty hysterical Marisa Tomei bit.