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  • The Wild Bunch
  • La Dolce Vita
  • GoodFellas
  • Annie Hall

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  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★½

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★½

  • JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass

    ★★

  • Rocky

    ★★★★

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    “A fine Thanksgiving film for dysfunctional families, the gaudily entertaining House Of Gucci also brings an early delivery of Christmas ham, providing a feast for scenery-chewers like Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto and especially Al Pacino. But the show belongs to Lady Gaga, giving one of the most preposterously enjoyable performances you’re going to see this year." - WBUR’s The ARTery, 11/23/2021

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    ”I thought I had it all figured out, but Campion's film blossoms into something far stranger and more seductive than its synopsis might suggest. A hothouse psychodrama about performative masculinity and the personas we put on so as not to feel so alone, it’s a menacing movie, thick with an atmosphere of lurid homoeroticism and repressed longing.” - WBUR’s The ARTery, 11/16/2021

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  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★

    The Humans is hobbled at every turn by Karam’s curious camerawork. Not just the random inserts of cruddy windowpanes and clanging pipes, but also ostentatious dolly shots that circle the table, making sure to obscure the faces of whoever you want to look at most during a given scene. It’s the most distractingly directed movie of the year not named Belfast.” - North Shore Movies, 11/23/2021

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    “A dungeon of necrophilia, Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a handy exegesis of everything wrong with contemporary cinema and proof positive that fandom is a pestilence. It strip-mines a nostalgia for something that never existed and treats with pseudo-religious reverence the events of a movie in which a ghost blew Dan Aykroyd in a firehouse.” - North Shore Movies, 11/19/2021

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★

    “Not unpleasant, which is a problem. I’ve never seen a movie full of real people that feels so phony. Nobody ever gets angry. They don’t say swears, get drunk, bear any resentments or do anything at all that might disrupt this soothing appeal to socially conscious Whole Foods shoppers who will undoubtedly feel good about themselves rooting for a Disney movie about homelessness to win the Oscar.” - Spliced Personality, 09/25/2020

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    “It's all emblematic of the movie’s stunted worldview, snickering in-jokes, and deliberate distance from anything resembling reality. Waititi tells us that people are truly good at heart in a movie where Anne Frank lives at the end and dances to David Bowie. This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It's the Funko Pop Collector’s Edition of Shoah.” - North Shore Movies, 11/01/2019