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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Yep, still great 😍

  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots

    ★★★

    It's no real surprise that Ronan and Robbie are great, though more of Robbie would certainly have been welcome. Really, though, every single performance is pretty damn good. Most of the technical/craft elements are superb, as well. What comes up short is the plotting, which seems to happen in fits and starts, which tends to make things seems more arbitrary than possibly intended.

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  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★½

    Rachels Weisz and McAdams, along with Alessandro Nivola, give impressive performances that ooze with stifled emotion wholly appropriate for a story about true love suppressed by religion. And Lelio's direction deals with the balance of subtle emotional moments and rightfully overbearing religiosity and its attached symbolism in a masterful way. At heart, it's a classical chamber drama with a 21st century sensibility.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Turning Lanthimos' idiosyncratic wit and gaze on a historical tale is an interesting experiment that mainly pays off as a portrait of how all politics is personal. The ensemble is stellar and the filmmaking is unsurprisingly impressive.