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  • Slightly Dangerous

    Slightly Dangerous

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly fun and naughty screwball comedy. It's like 'Bachelor Mother' meets 'Lady for a Day' with a dash of 'Murder on the Orient Express' in the kidnapped heiress infant angle.

    No one can play a sweet-bad-girl like Lana Turner! Not then, not now. The scene of her making a banana split blindfolded should be a classic. The 1940s New York backdrop is also fun, as is the supporting cast of some of the greatest character actors of the era.

  • Krisha

    Krisha

    ★★★

    Coming from a similar family, appreciate this glimpse at the trauma of substance and emotional abuse. Now that I am myself a middle-aged woman, however, I was deeply disappointed that this was filmed from the title character's point-of-view, but ultimately has no insight or empathy for her. I kept expecting a reveal of what had happened in the past, but nothing much was ever revealed.

    The long close-ups on her aged face, thus, rather than evoking a sense of history…

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    A darkly funny, warm-hearted, examination of the pain, dread, and above all rage of being human. Full of surprise twists, profound performances, and poetic cinematography. A rare gem.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    Simple and beautiful. Sally Hawkins is luminous. The love affair is lovely, but her relationships with Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins are the secret heart of the film.