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  • 1917



    Technically, it's remarkable — immersive and immense, putting us on the frontlines of war. But character & story take a backseat to technique, muddying much of its emotional heft.

  • Cats


    The absurdity of it is fun for about 10 mins, then the reality of its incoherent, sloppily rendered, bafflingly misjudged execution sets in. Not only nightmarish, but boring.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems


    The world the Safdies build is an engrossing one – frantic, brutal, and nerve-shredding – but it’s also an exhausting experience, teetering on shrill. Should’ve been shorter.

  • Bombshell



    Can’t decide if it wants to be a biting satire or an earnest rallying cry so instead, ends up acting as more of a voyeur, never digging in or adding to the conversation.

  • Waves



    Shultz’s bold artistry elevates this two-act domestic drama beyond its narrative shortcomings – the first half’s chaos & crescendo leading to a more human & haunting second

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


    Like bad fan fiction, it’s desperate to please, insisting on connecting every dot in the SW universe, resulting in a hurried, soulless, and pandering finale.

  • Little Women

    Little Women


    At times, Gerwig’s playful use of structure can get a bit fussy, but when it works, the movie is euphoric – sweeping and warm, rich in feeling, and bursting with life.

  • Frozen II

    Frozen II


    Attempts to add to the lore of the first, but somehow manages to be both predictable & overplotted. The animation is breathtaking but the storytelling is missing its magic

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    Simply perfect. An intoxicating, incendiary piece of art and masterclass in acting, cinematography, and storytelling. A movie that belongs in a museum

  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters


    Frustratingly mediocre. Haynes misses the mark here, borrowing heavily from better legal thrillers and lacking the urgency or nuance needed to do such a story justice.

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy


    Like an act of healing, LaBeouf’s script is specific and introspective, but it’s Har'el’s delicate touch that breathes life into it, helping it rise above standard sob story.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story


    A painful, cathartic confessional, Baumbach’s knack for naturalism adding such weight to every moment of ugly rage, and clarity to the calm that follows.