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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Imagine all of the random insects and animals who wandered into that cave haphazardly only to now live in a hellish time-loop nightmare.

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★★

    Simple, blunt, and to the point. Kind of like a foot to the back of the head.

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  • Adú

    Adú

    ★★½

    It tried something with the three story structure but it just didn’t seem to meld. It felt somewhat disjointed and honestly, the story about the civil guard could probably have been left out, I don’t think I nor the filmmaker gave the story enough attention to make it worthwhile. 

    Eye catching cinematography and some endearing performances from Cameroonian non-actors make it an enjoyable watch though.

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    James Gray's "Ad Astra" is absolutely an experience. With its fairly slow pacing, it at times will feel like its trudging along, like you're slowly floating alongside Roy McBride in the endless void. But spattered moments of cinematic brilliance, atmospheric excellence, and charged photography reveal the purpose behind all of the more slow choices.
    The entire film is centered around Pitt's performance, and what an epicenter he is. The film and Pitt's portrayal of Roy McBride go hand in hand,…