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  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★★½

    A film about liberation and forgiveness, religion and love, and freedom. Rachel McAdams gives the best performance of her career as Esti Kuperman as does Alessandro Nivola as her husband, the potential new Rabbi. Both are awards worthy. Rachel Weisz too delivers strong work.

    It seems like every year there is one or two or maybe even three great gay and lesbian films, and, for 2018, this is one of them.

  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★★½

    "American Animals" could possibly turn out to be one of the most unforgettable films of the year. Brilliantly and uniquely crafted by writer-director Bart Layton, "American Animals" is a based on a true story heist film with a most delightful twist: it skillfully incorporates the real people behind the story into the narrative. You’ll have to see it to understand it. But it works - really well. I wish there was more of it honestly.

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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★½

    'Advanced' (by a day) screening of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is over. I'm very disappointed - and not because it's over.

    The writing isn't nearly as sharp or successful as the predecessor.

    Colin Firth's return is lackluster and unnesesary - his was the most worthless writing in this sequel. From pointless (the first half of this film sees Firth and his character stranded with amnesia) to unlikable (Won't spoil why - but it'll be clear). He isn't the character we…

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    "Prometheus" is a flawed cinematic experience - that is an easy observation. Another easy observation is all the quality on display here. From the extraordinary visual effects to the breathtaking cinematography. From the excellent acting (Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Sean Harris are the standouts) to the thrilling and powerful score from frequent Ridley Scott collaborator Marc Streitenfeld... I find that though there is a fair share of flawed features (such as pacing problems and plot holes), there is so…