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  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★★★

    Brandon Trost’s An American Pickle is a delightful comedy, featuring one of star Seth Rogen’s best performances in some time (as two different characters, no less). The film is available to watch on HBO Max, after originally being intended for a theatrical release by Sony Pictures.

    The film opens in 1919, as Jewish grave-digger Herschel Greenbaum (Rogen) lives a rather dreary existence in Eastern Europe. When he and his wife, Sarah (Sarah Snook), immigrate to the United States, he takes…

  • Deconstructing Harry

    Deconstructing Harry

    ★★★★★

    Woody unleashed! Deconstructing Harry is both endlessly inventive and relentlessly brutal - another formally fascinating film from Allen (how about those jump cuts!) that’s one of his stand-outs from the 1990s.

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    “Would you want to be a part of this history?” - Jimmy Hoffa

    “Yes, I would. Whatever you need me to do, I’m available.” - Me

    New York Film Festival screening at Alice Tully Hall. Good lord, how I loved this film. What can I even say? The shortest 3 1/2 hours of my life. My heroes banded together for a masterpiece.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    If it seems like I proclaim each new entry into the Mission: Impossible franchise as “the best one yet,” that’s because this is the rare series in which every new movie tops the last. With Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have raised the bar even higher – this film is just a flat-out action masterpiece, outclassing every other summer blockbuster by miles and giving us one exhilarating set piece after another. It’s the ultimate summer…