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  • Girls Trip

    Girls Trip

    ★★½

    Sadly a big disappointment. The performances are great (although I was least interested in Regina Hall, the ostensible lead) but even Tiffany Haddish, as dedicated and full of energy as she is, rarely got me to laugh. And the story of female friendship is fine but Girls Trip might have the quickest turnaround when it comes to the old trope of fight/breakup and reconciliation. Blink and you'll miss it.

  • Super Troopers

    Super Troopers

    ★½

    To paraphrase an actually funny film, 'If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Super Troopers might impress me, but I didn't, so it doesn't.'

    Can't wait for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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  • The Village

    The Village

    ★★★★★

    "The world moves for love, it kneels before it in awe."

    I know my credibility as a film fan, and possibly my sanity, may be called into question, but M. Night Shyamalan's masterpiece doesn't feature ghosts, superheroes, or aliens. It involves the things we shall not speak of (but really should, like religion, politics, etc.), good colors and bad colors, and, most importantly, an affecting love story wrapped up in a timely fable of post-9/11 fear-mongering. With a surprisingly deep…

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    "If there's any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something."

    I'm not a talker. I'm too self-conscious, too timid, too introverted, preferring instead to convey my thoughts in writing, after I've given myself a proper amount of time to mull them over. Obviously this isn't logical when dealing with other human beings, we interact through our words, in the moment, through eye contact and hand gestures and dialogue. My inability…