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  • A Serious Man
  • Amadeus
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Third Man

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  • The Harder They Fall

    ★★★

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★

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  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    ★★★

    When everything’s an exclamation point, I get desensitized to all the cool things. And there’s lots of cool things! But they all start to blend together.

    Loved the color of the sets and costumes. Idris was fantastic. He and Delroy seemed most at home in this genre. If the love story worked in any way it probably gets an extra half star. Zazie did not understand the assignment.

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    I started panicking half way through the last episode that I was almost done watching it for the first time and this feeling of new love was going to change into something familiar. 

    I used to rent a DVD player from the video store I worked at in high school just to listen to director’s commentaries. I love access to the creative process of the works I love. So to have this for eight hours, their brotherhood, their annoyance, their…

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    Got shoulder tapped on the way in by a 16 year old who needed an adult guardian to accompany them. Which lead to me escorting her dozen goth friends past the ticket taker. At the end of the movie we all clapped.

    I was surprised they liked it since I would guess maybe two had even heard of the New Yorker. But the movie is a eulogy for a better time that had come and gone. That is something kids…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    The least Atlanta parking lot looking of the recent marvel films. Until the end, which felt very Atlanta parking lot. So much money for special effects and yet the greatest effect is just Tony Leung staring off into the middle distance with longing and regret.