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  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    ★★★★

    Very silly and very funny and sometimes that’s all you need.

  • Unsane

    Unsane

    ★★★

    Steven Soderbergh’s latest post retirement film is daring in both its construction and execution. With a masterful lead performance by Claire Foy, this thriller about a woman who may or may not be losing her grasp of reality, goes to darker places than expected. 

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  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

    New Zealand director Andrew Dominik’s take on one of the most famous legends of the west is a stunning, haunting and poetic take on one of the renowned myths of the era. Brad Pitt has rarely been better than he is here as the leader of the James gang, but it is Casey Affleck’s career making portrayal of the titular coward that is most memorable. Lingering looks, underlying homoeroticism, admiration bordering on obsession, it is a magnificent, tragic performance that…

  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    ★★★★½

    Tommy Lee Jones’ first, and so far only venture into the director’s chair is the work of filmmaking maturity. Perfect pacing and beautiful location shooting, capturing Texas in all its sundrenched glory and despair, Three Burials is a modern western, a story of loneliness, revenge, redemption, and friendship. After Estrada (Julio Cedillo) is accidently shot dead by a Border Controlman, his friend, a modern cowboy played by Lee Jones captures his killer and forces him on a bizarre trek by…