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  • The Work

    The Work

    ★★★★

    The power in seeing these troubled men confront and exorcise their various, substantial demons cannot be overstated.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    The Lighthouse is a powerful, claustrophobic psychological thriller, one which wins you over with its premise and has your full attention for its nearly two-hour runtime. The film is an absolute feast visually and sonically, the strikingly dark and natural-lit images fueling the intoxicating moods and the latter's soundscape of foghorns complementing Mark Korven's effective understated score.

    Technical strengths can only take you so far, but fortunately Robert Eggers' rich screenplay sweeps you up with its precise, poignant, archaic dialogue and the fascinating machinations of its two-man dynamic.

    Full review on DVDizzy.

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  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    ★★½

    It seems pretty clear that Murder Mystery was conceived as a kind of contemporary take on Agatha Christie, only to be retrofitted as a venue for Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston to reunite. As in their previous film together, the pair give this one broad appeal and breezy watchability that makes it ideal as the Netflix offering that millions will choose to unwind with at the end of a taxing work week.

    Full review on DVDizzy.

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

    Much of Randy Newman's score sounds extremely familiar, with reused cues starting at the opening Disney castle logo. But in every other way, Toy Story 4 ventures into new territory, getting us to invest in new settings, new characters, and new obstacles standing in the way of Woody's happiness.

    Full review on DVDizzy.