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  • Talk to Her
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  • Veer-Zaara

    ★★★★

  • The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

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  • Bala

    Bala

    ★★½

    Bala really isn’t bad, and I almost certainly would’ve rated it higher if not for one big problem. This is kind of the elephant in the room surrounding this film. In addition to baldness, the film focuses heavily on colorism in India, particularly towards women. And, in an extremely smart and politically correct decision, they cast the light-skinned Bhumi Pednekar as a dark-skinned character and just put brown face makeup on her! Awesome! It’s not even good makeup, it never…

  • The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    ★★★

    I was intending to just leave some joke review of this film about how Ansel Elgort should have ended up with his goth Russian crackhead bf or whatever, but after reading the reviews I've realized I have to write a little more. I went into this advance screening thinking that reviews weren't out yet, so I didn't look any up beforehand. After seeing it, I was shocked by how negative the reception has been. Listen, I'm not saying this is…