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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★

    Coming off of his best work in years with the Netflix reimagining of SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, Lee creates a culmination point of his prowess as a filmmaker. There’s a deft balance of tone, meditations on fear and hatred, and the soberingly cyclical presentation of American society.

  • Dog Days

    Dog Days

    ★★½

    Five stars where it counts.

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  • The Post

    The Post

    ½

    Toothless, bland, dull, heavy handed without actually having much to say. Just Spielberg being Spielberg.

  • 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…