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  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★★½

    "Don’t Breathe is wonderfully exhausting, crowd-pleasing horror. While the film sometimes makes allowances in logic for what the characters can and can’t hear or see, it works in the service of getting some of the best emotional reactions we’ll get out of large audiences this year. Alvarez may struggle with awkward bits of dialogue near the beginning, but when it comes to story beats and directorial vision, he remains an unmatched force in modern horror. Even without considering the subtextual…

  • The Light Between Oceans

    The Light Between Oceans

    ★★★½

    "Cianfrance will still break your heart, but with The Light Between Oceans he’ll do it tenderly. This is where the primary difference of opinion will lie with this film, between those who want the blunt brutality of the indie romantic tragedy and those who long for old-fashioned Hollywood heartache, complete with a coda. Novelistic and lacking the stylistic flourish of Cianfrance’s previous work, The Light Between Oceans is “Summer Beach Reading: The Movie,” but with Vikander and Fassbender turning the pages, it’s worth getting swept up in while it lasts."

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