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  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★½

    Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest foray into socially conscious drama, Shoplifters, is a quiet exploration of a family living in poverty, but refusing to let their financial woes inhibit their love for one another.

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★½

    From its brilliant opening monologue, I knew I was going to love this film and my fondness for it just grew deeper with every passing minute. I laughed, I cried, I laughed when I thought I was supposed to be crying, I cried when I thought maybe I was supposed to be laughing, it's awkward, impeccably scripted, and contains an award-worthy performance by Jim Cummings. I can't wait to revisit this.

    It's also endlessly quotable, so I foresee this becoming a cult hit in the near future.

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  • Batman vs. Robin

    Batman vs. Robin

    ★★★

    Best part was when Nightwing pulled the cape over a 12 year-old's head and repeatedly punched him in the face.

  • Contracted

    Contracted

    One of the most infuriatingly frustrating films I've seen this year. The premise is genuinely creepy (and gross) but the actions of the entire cast are completely illogical and ridiculous.

    If your vagina is gushing blood and maggots, your eyes are bleeding, your fingernails are falling off, and your hair is coming out in clumps you'd probably go to the hospital right? Apparently not if you're a self-centered twenty-something. In that case, you go to work, then try to win…