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  • In the Heights
  • All About Eve
  • Godzilla
  • Sleeping Beauty

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  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★

  • The Nest

    ★★★

  • The Forty-Year-Old Version

    ★★★

  • The Assistant

    ★★

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    Revisiting The Cinephile Café's 2020 Movie Season

    Revisited Film #160: Promising Young Woman

    - Any Changed Thoughts: While I still consider this my least favorite of the nominated Best Picture contenders of the 2020-2021 Oscars season, my beefs with the flaws I saw in this film have soften a tad enough that I can admit this is now an above average film to me. Its still got some really frustrating story beats but I'll admit is an overall decent film…

  • The Nest

    The Nest

    Revisiting The Cinephile Café's 2020 Movie Season

    Revisited Film #159: The Nest

    - Any Changed Thoughts: Nope

    - Our Revisited Grade: B-

    - Why The Revisit: I'm doing this because since I started doing this, my thoughts on how to approach and critique a film has evolved - particularly on the fine line between A- (4 Stars) and B+ (3.5 Stars). And frankly some films have aged better or worse as time has gone by with me and I should…

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  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★

    The Cinephile Café's 2020 Movie Season

    Film #112: On The Rocks

    - Excerpt: "Bill Murray kills it in this and I got plenty chuckles out of this one - and yet I kept feeling like there was an empty space in this. Like it needed an extra edge or a better in-depth middle and ending. I like this, I would have liked to have seen this at my local theatre, but I can’t help but feel like it could have…

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    ★★½

    The Cinephile Café's 2021 Movie Season

    Film #40: Those Who Wish Me Dead

    - Excerpt: "I saw one review that cited this as feeling a bit out of its time, which I think makes sense. It just feels like there’s better action films out there than this, as if this could have used a little more humph to make it more recommendable. But ultimately we get a pretty standard action film that if anything is more worth a watch on…