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  • The Truth

    ★★★

  • Bamboozled

    ★★★★

  • Something Wild

    ★★★★

  • Coffy

    ★★★★

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  • The Truth

    The Truth

    ★★★

    2019 Ranking 

    It’s fine. At first I was thinking that Hawke and Binoche feel like better fits for Kore-eda’s style than Deneuve but at the end it all does click. Lots of standing around aimless while listening to people speak French so Hawke is literally me. Best in its little humorous/sweet asides, maybe a bit less so when it tries to go deeper. Not a great film but a fine little drama.

  • Bamboozled

    Bamboozled

    ★★★★

    2000 Ranking 

    Messy? Yeah. But it hits its marks more often than not and really makes a satirical and very tricky story work really well, in particular the way it shows how the ridiculous outrageous situations and the outrageous show spirals into dark territory. That final montage is a scathing indictment on blackface and a powerful note to end on. Very good

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    2022 Ranking 

    Top notch action and sound design, Cruise in peak adrenaline frenzy form. Mixed on the storytelling (man that romance is a real drag - Kelly McGillis is sorely missed, Jon Hamm has more chemistry with Cruise than Jennifer Connelly). The Maverick/Rooster stuff isn’t quite Rocky/Adonis Creed level but it works for the film. Nevertheless it engages and hits the sweet spots enough (the Iceman scene is great) and after all it’s all about the action.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    2022 Ranking 

    Most incredible cinema experience I’ve had since Fury Road. Every edit pieced together so perfectly, laughed and cried so much. One of the best edited films ever. Just in jumping between everything at once but also the smaller details. Evelyn’s journey…her family’s journey…man. Michelle Yeoh, no question, one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen. Evelyn Wang is to Michelle Yeoh, what George Bailey was to James Stewart: a role that celebrates them as the legendary dynamic star…