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  • Ok Jaanu

    Ok Jaanu

    ★★★½

    OK Jaanu (“OK, Darling“) is a straightforward, contemporary romance. No twists, just two attractive people falling in love. The movie works because it knows what it is.

    Full review here.

  • Mostly Sunny

    Mostly Sunny

    ★★½

    Watching the documentary Most Sunny, I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what felt off about the film. Only later did I read that the documentary’s subject, actress Sunny Leone, has all but disowned the movie, refusing to attend its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. I can’t say I blame her, because the film is a mess.

    Full review here.

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  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★★★½

    I'm happy to call out sexism in movies when I see it, but I think some have been quick to judge this version of CINDERELLA as a typical "damsel in distress" tale and leave it at that. Shortly after Lady Tremaine locks Cinderella in the attic, seemingly for good, Cinderella steels herself against her present circumstances, twirling as she remembers her night at the ball for what it is: a memory. She's not expecting to be rescued. She's making peace…

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★★★½

    My favorite element of this movie are the gags that are the comic equivalent of jump scares: quick-hit gags with no setup that are as surprising as they are funny. Wright and Pegg are better at that than anyone else. This movie is great.