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  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    ★★★★

    As much about a horse as American Honey is about selling magazines. This is America’s underbelly in a road movie once again, through a more honest lens. 

    Oh... and...
    Haigh is for horses.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    I love this film completely. Completely blindsided by the twist of Lee’s past the first time I watched it, Affleck’s portrayal of an emotionally shattered character really resonated with me in a way another actor could not have. I know he’s problematic, but he’s a damn fine actor... take that as you will.

    The writing is so great here, so true to life. I can’t recall another film which nails those small inconsequential social exchanges so nonchalantly or the logistical…

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  • A Brief History of Time

    A Brief History of Time

    ★★★★

    A great showcase to audiences what Stephen Hawking‘s work was all about and a lesser showcase of his struggles with his disease. I think that’s how it should be. Fascinating stuff.

  • Gringo

    Gringo

    ★★★

    I can’t give this one full marks, but I was pleasantly surprised by how tasteful Gringo actually was. Whatever kind of comedy it was marketed as, the final cut is more of a dark moral tale. We get the occasional laugh, but they’re relatively few and far between compared to, say, last month’s Game Night. What we get instead is something a little more satisfying for cinephiles and more disappointing for the trailer’s target audience: style. This is a good-looking…