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  • Back to the Future
  • Magnolia
  • On the Waterfront
  • Whiplash

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  • Scream

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

    The Meh-trix.

    I am going to give this another shot, but for now I will live in 'The Matrix is a standalone film' reality. Don't wake me.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    May need to sit with this for a little while. It was emotional, action-packed, and endlessly entertaining. At the same time it felt a little overstuffed and could have been split into two films. There's A LOT to take in. If you are a Spidey fan, buy your ticket now. If you are a casual MCU, Spidey, superhero fan, this is not a game changer - it IS a lot of fun though.

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  • The Mole Agent

    The Mole Agent

    ★★★★

    We went looking for a crime and what we find instead is a lot of heart.

    The Mole Agent gives us unprecedented access inside a nursing home to determine if the staff is negligent or abusive. An investigator hires and 80+ year-old man name Sergio to be his eyes and ears inside the home. What we find can certainly be considered criminal, but it is not what you would expect.

    This heartwarming and poignant exploration of aging and loneliness is…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    'Minari' is a touching look at family, hope, and the American Dream.

    Every scene is beautifully shot, transforming even an industrial setting into art. Lee Isaac Chung's direction is patient, unafraid to let us sit with the characters - it provides a more personal sense of the situation that would be lost if handled differently.

    The cast is impeccable from top to bottom. Steven Yeun is fantastic and Youn Yuh-jung is delightful.

    (Going to re-watch in coming days when less tired. Rating may change).