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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★½

    Wes Anderson's newest animated wonder Isle of Dogs is an absolute delight, a deep dive into a canine populated universe undercut with political commentary that is sure to strike a chord. This is art cinema through the lens of childlike wonder, something that holds true for many of Anderson's films from Rushmore to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Following 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson returns to stop-motion and puppets with a story that bows to Japan and its culture and iconography.…

  • Unsane

    Unsane

    ★★★

    Who else but Steven Soderbergh could take on sexual predators with a pulp thriller shot on an iPhone? Unsane is B-movie defined from a master who hasnt lost his touch one bit. Even at 55, Soderbergh is still the maverick filmmaker who made waves with 1989's sex, lies and videotape, won an Oscar for 2000's Traffic and hit box office paydirt with the Ocean's Eleven series who went on to leave filmmaking and focus on doing great tv like The…

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    Annihilation is definitely a thinking person's sci-fi movie which may be why it didn't do so well at the box office back in February (hell, just look at what happened to Blade Runner 2049). But writer-director Alex Garland's latest generates palpable tension and will blow your mind. Annihilation is an eco-thriller based on the first book in the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, and it's a nice follow up to the cerebral and creepy delights of Garland directorial…

  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★★½

    Gary Oldman is one our great actors working today, and he proves it again as Winston Chruchill in Darkest Hour, director Joe Wright's amazing take on the celebrated Prim Minister's first month in office in May, 1940, as France and Belgium are about to surrender to Hitler and Great Britain may be next.

    Oldman has played real life figures before, from Sid Vicious (Sid and Nancy) to Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK), but his Churchill is different. First, the slender actor…