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  • Wide Awake

    Wide Awake

    ★½

    It’s a common misconception that ‘The Sixth Sense’ was M. Night Shyamalan’s debut. His first narrative feature was, in fact, ‘Wide Awake’, a little-seen religious drama that barely made a noise at the time of its release in 1998 and is by no means remembered by anyone other than Shyamalan completists today. The reason for its anonymity is partly because Shyamalan’s signature style is almost entirely absent. Yes, there’s a child, a twist and themes of faith and loss, but…

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★½

    Nicole Holofcener we stan a legend.

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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    David Fincher's masterpiece The Social Network is the defining film of Generation Y. It's a depiction of how the technologically-minded young are overtaking the generation before them, marking their territory in a world their seniors simply don't understand: the internet. The film documents the creation of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. Scripted with a sharp rhythm by Aaron Sorkin, it follows the Harvard undergraduate Zuckerberg who is determined to distinguish himself in a place where everyone is a…

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July

    ★★★

    The first half of Cold In July is excellent. It sets itself up as a southern gothic infused with elements of film noir, so tense that at times it feels like a horror movie. In it, a seemingly ordinary home invasion slowly reveals an unusual mystery with Michael C. Hall's everyman dragged into something potentially corrupt that he does not understand. It's taut, it's foreboding, it's completely engrossing. And then along comes Don Johnson. It's not his fault by any…