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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    "The Lighthouse"—the second feature film by Robert Eggers—kicks your guts and ravages your brain to the core. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe brought their A game with probably their wildest, most spectacular performances. It was shot in grainy black-and-white in almost boxy aspect ratio, adding up to the feeling of strandedness and helplessness.

    A great horror, with amazing performances by its two leading actors and mesmerizing cinematography.

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    The same of kind of Taika Waititi's comedy, y'know, with several moments of giggles in between lots of moments of tragedy. I can sense a very creative process that he must have gone through before coming up with such an unorthodox premise, although some parts of this premise may have not turned well in execution (I really didn't buy the Gestapo scene, 'tho ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

    Overall it's a good film that will put you in a good smile, especially with all…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★

    Watching EDGE OF TOMORROW is like you're playing an RTS game with unlimited lives. It's an expanded, war version of GROUNDHOG DAYS, except that some of the formulas do not work that well. The more you get into the movie, the more you find there's something wrong--and you can't stop to re-think what you've just had because this movie keeps you moving (or accelerating) forward. That's why it's exhausting; it wants everything to end fast, with all possible (but ineffective) ways it has. Which is bad, because the premise is nicely introduced and, well, everything's fine in the beginning.

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★½

    Those of you familiar with the works of Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda must have known that he is a master of family drama. With an amazing filmography that includes "Still Walking", "Nobody Knows", and "Like Father, Like Son", his latest work "Shoplifters" feels like a culmination of his long journey of exploring family dynamics in contemporary Japan (read: poverty, social norms, loss), and surely a deserving winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or in Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

    "Shoplifters"…