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  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★

    Fine remake of the original with solid performances throughout but the dialogue was hard to understand at times.

  • The Ascent

    The Ascent

    ★★★½

    Once in awhile you find a remarkable film, from a director you’ve never heard of, that blows you away. I submit to you THE ASCENT by Larisa Shepitko. This film is a WWII tale told from the perspective of two Soviet partisans in 1942 Belarus trying to evade German soldiers. Haunting lingering closeups. Winter landscapes that astound with purity of snow and blood. Religious themes that are weaved into the story with profound honesty. An emotionally complex film that packs…

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  • Fighting with My Family

    Fighting with My Family

    ★★★

    A by-the-numbers rags to riches story with a few laughs along the way. The wrestling theme made it different. Young actress Florence Pugh was really good- can’t wait to see her in MIDSOMMAR. I heard she was also exceptional in the films LADY MACBETH (2016) and THE FALLING (2014). Maybe this movie wasn’t top shelf, but it is exciting to see new talent blossoming.

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★½

    I love a good oddball movie with a surreal nonsensical  ending! But it does make sense. Sense.