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  • Morvern Callar

    ★★★★

  • Better Luck Tomorrow

    ★★½

  • SubUrbia

    ★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

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  • Morvern Callar

    Morvern Callar

    ★★★★

    The forgotten film in Lynne Ramsay’s short yet powerful filmography. We Need to Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here pop up on many best of the 2010s lists, rightfully so, and while Morvern Callar is completely different in story, what makes her films so unique is even more present here. The film relies on the central performance of Samantha Morton, as all the complexities of her character can be captured with a simple cheeky look on her…

  • SubUrbia

    SubUrbia

    ★★★½

    One of the rare occurrences where both screenplay and direction are terrific, yet it doesn’t quite come together to make a terrific film. It competes with A Scanner Darkly for darkest film in the Linklater canon (a filmography which features Bernie, but the Jack Black of it all keeps it somewhat light), and the first half excited me in a way that only Linklater movies can. There’s a sense of wonder found in SubUrbia that is quickly stomped by Eric…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★½

    Unbelievably disappointing. Like many, I had the highest of hopes, as its glorious trailer made it out to be The Lord of the Rings meets Guillermo Del Toro, but I couldn’t have been more painfully wrong if I had tried. I don’t know much about the story it’s adapted from so I can’t comment on how accurate this version is historically or what they changed, all I’m looking at is how it works as a narrative film. Let’s get the only positive…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★

    A film I was so desperate to immerse myself in but couldn’t due to elements that should’ve worked in its favor. Spencer’s magical realism was supposed to be a portal into Princess Diana’s psyche, instead it applies fog to the central plot and makes it a story of her losing her marbles (in a way, quite literally) when the strongest parts of the film were her playing with her young sons at the time, Prince William and Prince Harry. Similar to…