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  • Galveston

    Galveston

    ★★½

    It takes far too long for “Galveston” to emerge from the novocaine of its various clichés and allow us to feel the tender flesh that bleeds across every scene of this seedy road noir, but — in fairness to director Mélanie Laurent — some filmmakers are never able to break the leathered skin of a Nic Pizzolatto story (see: “True Detective” season two. Better yet; don’t). Adapted from a well-received novel of the same name that Pizzolatto wrote prior to…

  • A Private War

    A Private War

    ★★★

    To judge by Matthew Heineman’s occasionally clumsy but thoroughly harrowing biopic, renowned war reporter Marie Colvin was only afraid of two things: Dying young, and growing old. It’s a dilemma that would bind the American ex-pat to her job until the day she lost her life while covering the Syrian Civil War. For “Cartel Land” director Heineman — a notable documentary filmmaker whose recent “City of Ghosts” chronicled the ongoing atrocities committed against the people of Raqqa — Colvin’s plight…

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    probably as close as I'll ever come to knowing what it feels like to find Jesus.

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    UPDATE: i found jesus. Carol was better.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    mother! is the best movie ever made about that feeling when you just want to sit in your underwear & chill but ed harris won’t leave u alone.*

    *oh shit no it's probably still the Truman show