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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    Sexless Island

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★½

    Honestly... yeah. All I could think about was A-Rod grinning through a screening of this with his hands folded over each other whispering “good”. Between J-Lo and Brad Pitt in OUATIH, this may be the year of 90s stars in their 50s reminding you how hot they are and why they’ve had 20+ year careers. But like everyone’s been saying, the film is more well made and entertaining than it had any right to be.

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★★

    It’s so easy to see the foreign and independent filmmaking that influences Jenkins’ style, in the best possible way. If “Moonlight” saw comparisons to “In the Mood for Love” and Wong Kar Wai, Beale Street can be traced to Edward Yang, or in the style of New York: John Cassavettes. The score, the best one in years, can be traceable to Bernard Hermann’s horn laced “Taxi Driver”. But Jenkins is smart and uses these influences, along with Baldwin’s own words…

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Also known as “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”