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  • Unsane

    Unsane

    ★★

    "Unsane" is the type of film that delivers a great pitch but is unable to bring it to fruition. This had the potential to be a nice little thriller with high tension but it ended up being mostly bland and uninspired. This is par for the course for director Steven Soderbergh. I find him to be pretty hit and miss. For the most part he makes good films, with the occasional great one, but at times he misses the mark.…

  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    "Harakiri" had a lot of hype to live up to. I'd have to say that the Letterboxd 250 has had great success in exposing me to older foreign titles that I hadn't heard of and with "Harakiri" sitting in at number 4, I was ready to see what everyone's been raving about. I'd say it took the film about 10 minutes for it to sink in and from then on, it became a clear masterpiece through and through. Almost all…

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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    Taika Waititi hits another home run after last year's "What We Do in the Shadows". It is less laugh out loud than the mystical mockumentary, but it packs a much stronger emotional punch and overall shows just how comfortable Waititi is in finding levity in touchy subject matters. It is more comparable to his previous film "Boy" (which I very recently saw for the first time), but you can see how much Waititi is maturing in his direction and really…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★★

    I really did not expect to like this as much as I did. On paper this sounds like your run of the mill coming of age story, but it ends up being one of the best films of the year. The premise is incredibly simple but effective: In the middle of the 80's a teenager in Ireland starts a rock band to impress an older girl. With such a premise it could have been so easy to make a forgettable…