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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★½

    Quirky yet violent! Gosling is a little better at handling the comedy than Crowe is, but Crowe is always a great fist-based bruiser.

    Would be well-paired with Inherent Vice - both are L.A. detective tales not taking themselves too seriously.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    As simply put as possible: this movie is an act of faith. There's a reason it premiered at the Vatican!

    Scorsese hasn't made a movie this confident and bold in years. A must see for Marty fans.

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  • Tiptoes

    Tiptoes

    ½

    This film might be under investigation for war crimes.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★

    I am in the minority here when I say:

    - I didn't like the music, the songs are not memorable and some of them are downright repetitive.
    - Stone and Gosling are perfectly lovable but they are not great singers or dancers - and you sort of need to be one or the other (or both, for fuck's sake) to be the stars of a musical.
    - It didn't come close to the scale, elegance or romance of the classic…