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  • Kodachrome

    Kodachrome

    ★★★½

    We’ve seen this story plenty of times already, but Kodachrome still managed to move me. Strong performances breath new life into tired material and dig into the emotions of broken relationships.

    Ed Harris is truly brilliant, and Jason Sudeikis gives his best performance yet.


    I kept waiting for this story to surprise me and it never did. But still at the end I was struck by some really honest emotions. Maybe these themes are so familiar because they’re true. And…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    You Were Never Really Here is a relentless and brutal film, never settling in a comfortable place. Phoenix leads with a shattered and powerful performance.

    This is the type of movie that’s a little haunting. It sinks into your bones and you can’t quite shake it.

    It’s a tough watch, but it’s a really effective psychological thriller. At times uncomfortable, at others moving. You Were Never Really Here is an excellent, visionary film.

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Truly gorgeous animation, a wonderfully percussive score, and delightfully quirky. Wes Anderson’s unique style is perfectly suited to stop-motion.‬ ‪The story is cute, with charming characters and a satisfying tale. ‬


    Anderson’s films aren’t always up my alley. In live action, it’s often just a bit too quirky for me. When animated though, it’s a great fit. Interesting shot composition, production design, and visuals.


    Great film, but don’t expect your kids to like it.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★

    Ready Player One is just about the most fun I’ve had in a theater in a long time. It’s insane and over the top in all the right ways. Incredible visuals and never-ending pop culture Easter Eggs make for a completely exhilarating film.

    It’s both a throwback to classic Spielberg adventures and a burst of new and innovative imagery. Brilliant visual effects make it all work flawlessly.


    It may not tap in the deep themes that are possible with a film about virtual reality, but Ready Player One is a blast from beginning to end.