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  • Emma.

    Emma.

    ★★★★

    Delightfully amusing in its subtle, nuanced performances and staging. Yes, I was thinking about Clueless the whole time.

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★

    A moderately entertaining movie with a few unexpected swings and a killer fight sequence. Betty Gilpin is the man.

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    As someone who doesn't necessarily like Rian Johnson's movies, I was pleasantly surprised with how well executed this one is. I think he is suited to the comedy genre as the jokes were well written, called back at the right times, and timed perfectly (especially the little jabs). His direction of his actors in the comedic moments and the family bickering built the tension is a precise way to lead us into a happy confusion. The wrap up may have been a bit quick and difficult to follow, but if you were paying attention the whole time you basically got the gist.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    On a second viewing there are still lots of plot issues that bother me. It's a sloppily made film by people who were seemingly too focused on the performances to notice that things around him weren't making sense.