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  • Network
  • Memories of Murder
  • GoodFellas
  • La La Land

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  • The Enforcer

    ★★★

  • In the Line of Fire

    ★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

  • Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

    ★★½

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    From the first shots of the beautiful New Zealand mountain range accompanied by the plucky score of Johnny Greenwood I had a feeling I was going to aesthetically love "The Power of the Dog." Anyone who walks into this movie wanting a good old fashioned western will be severely disappointed as Jane Campion demolishes the masculinity we come to expect from those stories. Set in 1920's Montana we peek into the life of Ranch owner Phil Burbank and his brother…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

    "Shang-Chi" features some of the best world building in a Marvel film since "Black Panther." This is in part because of the lush cinematography from director of photography Bill Pope. His shots feature beautiful locals that act as amazing backdrops to the best fight choreography in the MCU. The other part to making this world work is Destin Daniel Cretton's vision. Cretton knows that most of the audience knows nothing about the character of Shang-Chi. Although I can tell he…

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  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★½

    It's been a while since a stage show has brought me to tears and I wasn't expecting it to be Derek Delgaudio. The magician and storyteller is an expert showman. He knows how to work an audience but most importantly he knows how to touch the heart. His exploitation into what makes us unique shouldn't work. It should feel cliche or even cheesy but he makes it an amazing experience.
    Frank Oz captured several nights of this show and instead…

  • Sherlock: The Great Game

    Sherlock: The Great Game

    ★★★★

    I would let Andrew Scott hook a bomb to me.