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  • Spree

    ★★★½

  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    ★★★

  • No Exit

    ★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★½

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  • Spree

    Spree

    ★★★½

    If you put Black Mirror through the looking glass and it pops out in L.A....

  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    ★★★

    There is absolutely zero conflict happening here that isn't diffused within 5 minutes. But it's inoffensive and delivers the costumes, decor, and vistas as promised. It put me in a light, hypnotic trance, like... weakly-brewed chamomile tea...

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★½

    I guess someone thought, "Wicker Man" is a great movie, but what if we actually saw what goes on within that cult? Bad idea.

    I kept thinking: Really? This was the most interesting thing you could imagine?

    Within 5 minutes you guess where the whole thing is going and hope it will instead surprise you.

    And it will surprise you — you will be surprised that, instead of actual horror, you are bombarded with 12-year-old-sensibility moments that make the audience…

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★★

    The more I consider it, the more extraordinary this movie seems to me. It mixes nostalgia, humor, horror (it is one of the most horrific films I've seen in a long long time), crime-thriller, and buddy picture. So that even though you know where the story is going, it is a surprising ride. And I think it needs to be a little surprising, it needs to put you off balance because this discussion is far too important to be dismissed…