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  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★

    I guess a script can be too Aaron Sorkin. Chastain's talent wasted on a one-note interpretation of a person who very well may have been one note. Still, a story jammed with intrigue and allusions to Hollywood B-listers that'll have you Googling "who is Michael Cera portraying in Molly's Game?"

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    If you like any Wes Anderson film, it's hard to dislike another... although, it's very easy to rank his works, as Moonrise Kingdom never grabbed me.

    Isle of Dogs weighs heavily on the A/V, with less character depth than, say, Tenenbaums, Darjeeling or Grand Budapest Hotel. There's less emotional disruption – without any spoilers, Isle of Dogs maintains its heroic light from credits to credits. It's got all the grandeur of a global commentary piece replacing factions of actual human…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    From one Damien to another, never stop making movies.

    La La Land simply could have been a big bowl of candy: eye (those leads, though, and stills that get the iPhone wallpaper treatment immediately – just check the promo poster), ear (original score that will infest your head with impossibly catchy ditties), and emotional (love's labours lost in anachronistic LA).

    But it ended up being a real swell piece of cinema. Not a fresh take, nor is it a landmark…

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★½

    What a pleasant, pleasant, Plemons surprise. Belly laughs aplenty, thanks to whipcrack writing and a stellar cast. Comedies* like this are few and far between, and that's a damn shame.

    *Glass tables