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  • Half Nelson
  • Magnolia
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Long Goodbye

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  • Aftersun

    ★★★★★

  • Spotlight

    ★★★★★

  • She Said

    ★★★½

  • See How They Run

    ★★

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    This is a terrible sad devastating story that has deep history that is still being uprooted. And it is also a totally gripping thrilling drama that moves at a fast pace with as much intensity as a big budget modern thriller. That is an absolute magic trick, to have such masterful craft in the cinematic experience and be honest and real to the very difficult true life experience that it tells. The details are so well put in, so well…

  • She Said

    She Said

    ★★★½

    Man, I love movies about people taking phone calls and writing notes.

    Not a joke. I really do. This is a good version of this kind of story, if a slightly mechanical exposition-heavy representation of this very important real life story. When the movie gets to be about the real faces behind the stories we have read about this awful terrible human being who hurt them, it shines. The open air sound design and cinematography does a really good job…

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  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★½

    So just up front here; this is a 2 hour and 30 minute film. That is a half hour over the first movie. There is no reason for this.

    When this is allowed to be an intimate portrait of individual and community grief, when the characters have space and room to breath, meditate, and consider, this is a good movie. When it has to be an action- superhero roughly lit CGI bloodless flatly chereographed spectacle, it is not. Some great…

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★★½

    I saw this for six bucks on a discount day around 4pm at a cinema after doing some errands a few days after I moved to a new city and needed a break from thinking about everything I probably had to do. This was fun.

    Probably would pick apart how long and clumsy it was, how unspecific the characters were, how flat the exposition could be, how the action scenes were extremely well executed and yet how unoriginal they felt...but…