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  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★★½

    Not consistently great, but the movie’s so full of heart and sustained an emotional arc that ultimately won me over. I cried. Twice.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Very well made and reminiscent of Clue. The cast was charming in all their roles and the structure created great mystery early on. But I was expecting a lot more twists so I was disappointed when the pay off was so clear cut and delivered literally as 10 minutes of “here’s how it happened” exposition. I kept thinking, “Really? This is the climax? There MUST be another turn.” Alas, there wasn’t. Good film but could have been so much more.

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  • Weekend

    Weekend

    ★★★★½

    A simple story told simply. Very human. Very realistic. I loved it.

  • The Machinist

    The Machinist

    ★★★½

    I spent the first 90% of the movie doing two things: 1) Gasping at Christian Bale's bony form, and 2) wondering why his character Trevor wouldn't just pop a sleeping pill and get some much-needed rest. The pay off, however, at the end of the film was completely satisfying and threw the rest of the movie into a new light. For that, I liked it.