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  • Thelma

    Thelma

    ★★★

    You know you're in for something when a film starts with a seizure warning.

  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ★★½

    I feel like if I'm a James Ponsoldt apologist then I may have gone astray, and make no doubt there's a lot of mess here. But there's also a visual style that does look sleek, well crafted, and oftentimes things happen on the outskirts of scenes that reward attention and contribute to the overall tone the film, occasionally, establishes. At the very least I should see his pre-breakout works before becoming a defender.

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  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★

    Still wrestling with parts of this, but my biggest hurdle is distinguishing how much I admire it and how much I actually like what the film is doing or the ideas at which it probes. The first portion I can answer pretty confidently, the visual style serving to accentuate the experience and give the viewer a closeness to Saul and his thought process, while also kind of carrying us through the film, the second portion I'm less sure about. The…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★½

    The cinematic equivalent of spending an afternoon with a loud fourteen year old bronie inside of a Hot Topic.