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the biggest mystery to hit the greek islands since sophie sheridan invited her three potential fathers to her wedding

Lovely, adventurous film about exploration and love, and the balance of placing importance on ecological and environmental sustainability and conservation. Jaboukie’s the star of the show, but even as he agrees, Splat and Legend steal the show (Legend is a legend).

[Q&A with director Don Hall, writer and co-director Qui Nguyen, producer Roy Conli, and actors Jaboukie Young-White and Jake Gyllenhaal]

Devotion

Devotion

★★★★

Devotion is an extremely powerful film that tells the true story of two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Not only is it visually stunning, but it spends over two hours with these heroic men, telling their story, in a biopic that breaks the mold.

Spirited

Spirited

★★★½

An unexpectedly charming subversion of the classic Dickensian tale. If you don't like Spirited, you're of course entitled to your opinion... but also, Good Afternoon.

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Compliments to the chef, because The Menu by Mark Mylod is a deliciously dark comedy that is sure to leave you feeling full and uncomfortably satisfied. Big emphasis on “uncomfortably”. Plenty of movies have centered themselves on skewering the upper class, but none in recent memory has done it in such a fresh and creative way. ⁣⁣
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Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) accompanies an extremely punchable and annoying…

I love investigative journalism films - the high stakes interviews, late news room nights, the emotional and mental impact on the journalists, and the final push to publish - so She Said has been one of my most anticipated of the year. 

I don’t know if this film fits the genre quite like All the President’s Men or Spotlight, and it could’ve worked better as a documentary instead of a dramatization. It drags quite a bit and the emotional gut…

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

★★★★½

Seeing "The Menu" this past weekend made we want to revisit some vintage Fiennes. You don't need me to tell you this movie rules, but I'll honestly take any excuse I can get to nudge the Weekend Watchlist folks to mention a QUIZ SHOW of any kind *wink wink*

Rope

Rope

★★★½

To quote Rupert Giles: The subtext is rapidly becoming...text.