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  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★½

    A rerun of Tarantino and others of the action-crime ilk. This felt like a Netflix production. Nothing novel but very slick and snappy and Bridges/Erivo relationship and acting stand out.

  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★★

    A warm blanket movie: simple, light-hearted plot with quirky, zen-like characters. Redford just seems calm and content with this meta-film about an aging criminal. His wrinkles are like canyons but his eyes are deep pools. I'd be surprised if this is his last film but if it is, this is a fine place to put down the "gun". Affleck and Spacek are strong in this particularly stacked supporting cast. Feels like a Wes Anderson film in the lighting palette, soundtrack,…

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  • Heroin(e)

    Heroin(e)

    ★★★★

    Wonder Women.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    "Isn't it the same thing? Love and attention?"

    This is the crux of the film. Gerwig's first directed endeavor is about details, expressed and indescribable. Every moment seems to be hand built, brick by loving brick into a nice garden wall. Nothing grand, nor fancy but solid and lasting.