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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★½

    (9.5/10)
    Paddington 2: "The Empire Strikes Back" now has a rival for best movie sequel. Director Paul King (Paddington) is back and brought a rare moment with him. This film belongs in the category of sequels that are better than the original. It is still baffling to think about it because the original was already outstanding.
    The audience continues following Paddington on his misadventures. This time he is trying to find the perfect birthday gift for his Aunt Lucy. The…

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★½

    (9.5/10)
    I, Tonya: Director Craig Gillespie's film tells the tragic story of Tonya Harding's upbringing. She became a champion then was forced to retire from figure skating after the events surrounding Nancy Kerrigan's very unfortunate attack. The movie is told in a semi-documentary type structure. There are moments when the characters talk directly towards the camera as if in a documentary. Though in the more traditional portions of the film characters will still look at the camera and break the…

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  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★★★

    (8/10)
    Darkest Hour: This was a great way to end the Dunkirk trilogy (not an actual trilogy but see "Dunkirk" and "Their Finest"). Director Joe Wright does an excellent job with telling the story of Winston Churchill. The movie follows along Churchill from the day before he is announced as Prime Minister to sometime after the Dunkirk evacuation.
    Gary Oldman's performance is bound to captivate most everyone in the audience, but few may be bored by the amount of monologues.…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★½

    (5/10)
    mother!: This is a film that starts off strong and ends on an off note. For about the first half of the film, writer and director Darren Aronofsky gives the audience interesting takes on Biblical stories, family dynamics, and fame. The horror-thriller elements are also very strong in this portion of the film. However, in the middle the story starts to become frantic and all over the place. Then the end comes around. Aronofsky wants to make a point…