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  • Jurassic Park
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Uncut Gems
  • Kimi

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  • There's Something About Mary

  • Jackie Brown

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★

  • Ace in the Hole

    ★★★★½

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    Man. This builds as a well paced suspense thriller only to end on a grotesque whimper. The last 15 minutes are unlike anything I’ve seen before. But that doesn’t mean its good or profound. I’m not sure that whatever message Garland is trying to express is very deep. 

    Still, both lead performances are high level. Buckley excels in long stretches without any dialogue, conveying internal strife with her face alone. The flashbacks also work to flesh out the story and…

  • White Men Can't Jump

    White Men Can't Jump

    ★★★½

    Gets by on the charisma of the three leads. Do not understand the choice to shoot nearly all of the basketball action in slow motion? It makes those scenes feel oddly lethargic when they should match the energy of Snipes and Harrelson’s game.

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★★

    One of the more beautiful films of the decade so far. Very low-key and understated but the story really moves you. It’s sentimental without being manipulative. And Joaquin was just born to do it.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Palpable buzz at Alamo theater in Brooklyn. PTA continues his talent for pulling out incredible performances from his actors. In Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, these two leads who’ve never really acted before are both naturals. After a breezy first act, the story settles into a series of vignettes, and it’s heat check (Waits) after heat check (Cooper) after heat check (Safdie). Licorice Pizza is by far Anderon's warmest film and his funniest script. I laughed out loud one hundred times.…