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  • Hair Love

    Hair Love

    ★★★★

    A charming short with a ton of heart and good animation. Loses a little bit of its oomph in moments when it relies on dialogue, but otherwise, this feels really special.

  • Saaho

    Saaho

    Saaho is incredibly stupid. This nearly three-hour long Bollywood movie is ridiculously over-the-top and features some of the most one-dimensional characters I’ve ever seen in a movie. That said, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy most of it. There’s a real sense of fun here, the type of self-seriousness that allows for the over-the-top moments to really sing in enjoyment. This is my first experience with the Bollywood action movie, and I was not disappointed with the action to be…

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★½

    The Nice Guys is ridiculously fun. There's no other way to describe it. It's a solid two hours of non-stop enjoyment, even with a couple of flaws here and there. Before talking about those issues though, let's dwell for a bit on what makes this a truly brilliant summer blockbuster - or at least, what would make it so if audiences had embraced it. Instead, it will have to be happy with being an underseen gem.

    The fun of The…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land is a wonder. After a brilliant mainstream debut in Whiplash, Damien Chazelle has matured impressively. He directs with a precision of a orchestra conductor. His films feel like the jazz that they represent, spontaneous, energetic and pleasant. The way he stages the musical numbers never fail to make you smile, and he brilliantly constructs the film to drop out the singing again and again, just making you feel the beautiful music.

    Stone and Gosling are both marvelous…