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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★

    "Never forget that your obligation is to the people. It is not, at heart, to those who pay you, or to your editor, or to your sources, or to your friends, or to the advancement of your career. It is to the public."
    - Ben Bagdikian

    I really wish the whole film had been about Ben Bagdikian. Actor Bob Odenkirk is really, really good as Bagdikian. If anyone deserves an award for their work on The Post, it's Odenkirk. His…

  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★★

    I loved Kedi. It really is the feel-good movie of the year. Ceyda Torun managed to load her lovely, heartfelt documentary with subtle wisdom about how we (humans & animals) can all learn to coexist together and create a better, more compassionate world.

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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★

    I would have liked this so much more if it had no soundtrack, was called Maintenance by the Sea and we spent the entirety of the film watching Casey Affleck's character unplug toilets, fix sinks, shovel snow and get in occasional bar fights.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★

    The Invitation is one of the best films I've seen this year with an impressive central performance from Logan Marshall-Green. Grief and malaise run rampant in the Hollywood Hills turning a dinner party among old friends into an incredibly unnerving and flat out creepy affair. The atmosphere of dread and unease that permeate the proceedings is so thick you can cut it with a serving knife thanks to Karyn Kusama's taught direction & Theodore Shapiro's eerie score. A great slow-burn horror…