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  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★

    Enjoyed the chemistry between Grant and Russell, but fast talking is not comedy. I mean, it is, but it isn't. Plus, one of those endings where the film shrugs its shoulders in the last two minutes and goes, "oh yeah, here's how it ends" which I'm never too keen on.

  • The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick

    ★★½

    Pure beauty is big hair, glasses Michelle Pfeiffer. Pure chaos is Jack Nicholson with a ponytail.

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    On a short list of films that have made me cry. I don’t know why it doesn’t happen more often, I’m honestly a fairly emotional person, but this film was just so beautifully personal and chilling that I couldn’t help it. To show such an intimate, yet brutal moment, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Extremely hard to watch but impossible to turn away. I’m usually not the biggest fan of films that linger, but this one has been…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Waited in line about 3 1/2 hours for the chance to see this a week early with a post-screening Q&A with Robert Eggers. Barely got in, but it was all worth it.

    The work Eggers puts in to build the world of his films is astounding and well worth the effort. This truly felt like the visual version of hearing a tale around the campfire, but with the added absurdity of the imagery and the incomparable performances of Dafoe and…