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  • Revenge

    Revenge

    ★★★★

    Beautifully shot debut film with true horror captured in seemingly casual social exchanges before snowballing into a torrential avalanche of blood. The finale is something to remember.
    Katie Walsh’s review at LA Times lays it out better than I can.

  • Beast

    Beast

    ★★★★½

    Jessie Buckley is absolutely magnetic in this. Beast throws you right in the middle of such a complex web of relations for Buckley’s Moll you’re left absolutely unsure how to root for her. This lack of moral north gives every moment a sense of urgency as you attempt to piece together who to trust. Flynn’s Pascal is a charming rogue that is a potential relief & chance for love in constrast with Moll’s abusive domestic situation. As the plot becomes muddled…

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★★

    This is a beautifully ambitious movie that doesn’t really come together but reminds me of the inspirationally influential movies I grew up with from the 80s. The kinds of films like Neverending Story that lack a level of cohesive story skeleton but the imagery and emotions conveyed are burned into your brain. Walking out of Wrinkle felt like I had just stared at a bold star shining bright fueled by pure unapologetic emotions and dreams. While that analogy may sound…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★

    This movie is kind of a mess. It engages with sensitive topics of race relations and unaccountability among police with the subtlety of a bull in a china shop. It touches on them and breaks them open but quickly moves on to another adding nothing of value to the discussion. Some of it seems like ignorance of nuance, some feel like execution errors. There is a throughline of individuals who have violence acted upon them and perpetuate passing violence alongcontrasted…