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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★½

    Great Korean/physical humor spaced between the frustrations of the investigation. I expected more from the film that is commonly called the south korean zodiac. But it is an older film. The framing of the cast is great- actors were allowed to play and react in the world. Some of the other camerawork seemed a little amateurish to me but that could either be south korean flavor or just outdatedness of the film technique. Otherwise good watch - would not recommend or watch again however.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    Nice watch. Actress steals the show. Very real. Nothing new to see here really though. Quick jump cuts similar to those in Frances Ha but conversation was much more structured and fluid. Feel good family film about coming of age leaving the coop and teen parent dynamic

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  • Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond

    ★★

    lecture-tone message , weird acting , distracting leo accent, dia's transformation was not believable

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    First take: They definitely played it safe but the execution was so precise as to mask that. After viewing I realized that the film wasn't pushing new frontiers as widely as the original had-which is fine because that's a high bar to get over. I just wish they had put just a little more effort into being great and original on its own. Set design was one of my favorite parts of the film- as expected, the original was almost…