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  • Nope

    ★★½

  • Damage

    ★★★★

  • The Dig

    ★★★

  • The Irishman

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★½

    This film looks great, but even cinematography from Hoyte van Hoytema can't make up for an inconsistent tone and uneven narrative. We get a great understated performance from Kaluuya and some genuinely frightening (and inventive!) moments. This is far from a masterpiece, however. I'm still waiting for Peele to deliver something as impressive as "Get Out."

  • Damage

    Damage

    ★★★★

    A compelling, supremely well acted European psycho-sexual thriller. Jeremy Irons is dashing as an upper-class Brit, and Binoche hits all the right notes portraying her character's ethereal appeal and painful past.

    Hard to take this one too seriously all the way through, however. The drama ramps up and stays up in a way that can only happen in the movies.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    I'm still mourning the loss of Tarantino's long time editor Sally Menke. All his films after her death have been plodding and overlong.

    This one is too, but I found this depiction of 1960's Hollywood irresistible... the clothes, the cars, the music on the radio. All the actors put on excellent performances and they are all extremely good looking.

    There's a melancholy but good-hearted vibe to the thing which I didn't expect from the director of "Deathproof". As disjointed as…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★½

    Not in tune with the universal praise for this one. I found it predictable and full of one-note characters. Humorless, too. Baby on the bed during an abortion, cmon. I ain't falling for that heavy handed symbolism. Cinematography was great though.