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  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    ★★★½

    Adheres to the basic biopic formula needlessly and isn't without some issues but overall it's a pretty damn entertaining and exceptional movie. The cast is great but special props to Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E who really delivers a terrific performance.

  • Carmen Comes Home

    Carmen Comes Home

    ★★★★

    Kinoshita is now 2 for 2 in my book with this beautiful film (Japan's first color movie) about national identity, culture shock and loss of innocence. A lot of it reminded me of Ford in some ways with Kinoshita's great community/world building and it's fantastic pastoral setting (when the train comes into town near the beginning I immediately thought of The Quiet Man).