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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★★

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    ★★★

  • Speed Racer

    ★★★

  • Mysterious Skin

    ★★★

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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★★

    As someone who was raised in a deeply Christian, conservative community, The Eyes of Tammy Faye does an incredible job of depicting just how chaotic, manipulative, and hypocritical American Christianity can be, while still finding the humanity and relatability in its characters.

    Jessica Chastain delivers the best performance of her career thus far as the titular televangelist. Tammy Faye is wildly unpredictable and frustratingly naive, and yet Chastain elicits sympathy from the audience at every turn, crafting a genuinely complex…

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    ★★★

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the rare musical that might have been a better film if it wasn’t a musical. The plot, setting, and characters are surprisingly well-developed and nuanced, but every time the movie comes screeching to a halt for a song it loses some of its momentum.

    The main issue is the songs, which are…forgettable at best. They’re the blandest kind of post-Greatest Showman Broadway pop anthems, which make the film feel like a Disney Channel Original Movie.

    That…

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    I genuinely wasn’t sure what to expect going into Shang-Chi. Marvel hasn’t introduced a brand new hero in nearly three years, and the advertising for this film was (refreshingly) restrained and spoiler-free. I certainly wasn’t expecting what I got, which was a mystical, full-blown fantasy epic that’s easily the best MCU solo film since Black Panther.

    This film is GORGEOUS. The first “fight” scene in the opening ten minutes might be the most beautiful thing Marvel has ever put onscreen,…

  • Annette

    Annette

    Hated this so much I nearly walked out of my own home.