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  • The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

    ★★★★½

  • Gagarine

    ★★★★

  • The Menu

    ★★★

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

    ★★★★

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  • The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

    The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

    ★★★★½

    Koreeda's been one of the greatest humanist filmmakers, and probably the greatest in the last three decades. And to get this out of the way, his movies have affected me in ways very few films have, and he's by far my favorite filmmaker.

    His filmography is filled with stories about the human condition, and even though they champion the small things that bring us all together, there's usually some big conflict in the middle of the plot. Most of the…

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Nicholas Hoult's character secretly taking photos of the food even though he knew they were all going to die was the smartest piece of satire in the movie.

    Overall very fun. Didn't know anything about the movie other than the poster, so I was expecting a much more serious tone, but the movie fully embraced the goofiness of the situation.

    As satires go, it was a bit too on the nose with its message -sometimes knowingly so- but I was…

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  • Jeremy

    Jeremy

    ★★★

    Hello to Jason Isaacs.

  • The Man from Earth: Holocene

    The Man from Earth: Holocene

    The thing that made "The Man from Earth" so popular and loved despite its lack of budget and general flaws is that its main focus was the "game" between the lovable characters. A no-budget sci-fi "12 Angry Men" with some philosophy sprinkled on top. Religion only became a part of it during the third act and it was handled as the big "twist". It was a charming, quiet, funny and mysterious little movie.

    What this sequel does, is take everything…