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  • The Sweet Hereafter

    The Sweet Hereafter

    ★★★★

    After many years, I treated myself to a second helping of The Sweet Hereafter. Not only it holds up; a major plot point becomes clearer and the movie is richer for it.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★½

    Better on reewatch. There are a number of terciary storylines that I barely noticed originally.

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  • Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    ★★

    Come for the perfunctory sex scenes, stay for the unintentional comedy and weird Vin Diesel references (who has a Chronicles of Riddick poster in their bedroom?)

  • Window Horses

    Window Horses

    ★★★★

    Window Horses is a phenomenal animated drama that proves you don’t need millions of dollars or Pixar-like precision.

    Rosie Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh) is a young writer with little life experience who gets the surprise of a lifetime when she’s invited to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran. It’s not entirely out of the blue: Rosie is of Persian and Chinese descent, and is curious about her absent father’s land. The culture shock is considerable, but more jarring is…