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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★½

  • American Fiction

    ★★★★

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★

  • Oppenheimer

    ★★★★★

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★½

    Put this one in the "flawed but fascinating" bucket. It's certainly the most unique way we've ever seen the Holocaust depicted on film. While the movie isn't graphically violent at all (hence the PG-13 rating), it's more disturbing in what it implies is happening versus what it shows.

    The problem is that this arms-length approach gets tedious after a while. What starts out being haunting and hypnotic threatens to numb you after about an hour. There's no narrative or characters…

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★★

    Parts of this are a little dated; a book like My Pafology/Fuck would not be published in the 2020s. Elite publishing houses have moved on from "hood stories" for lack of a better word. Maybe setting this movie in the 2000s would've fixed that aspect.

    Even so, there's a lot to love here. It's razor sharp satire of Hollywood, the book publishing industry, and cringe white "allies" we're all aware of. And unlike some, I thought mixing the main character's…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    I re-watched this a few nights ago. I avoided rating it the first time around because, well, the movie's most diehard, very online fans are incredibly annoying. They're like what the Beyhive is to Beyonce.

    Setting that aside, this is a wonderfully original, creative movie. Many have pointed this out already, but it does so much more with the multiverse concept with $25 million than a certain MCU movie did with eight times that amount.

    Also worth pointing out, this…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★½

    It's too bad more people didn't see this. There's nothing artsy-fartsy about it at all. It's just a very effective old-school family drama with some keen insights into why movies move us in the first place. Speilberg knows how to pull the heartstrings better than anyone.

    Also, some sort of Best Cameo award should be given to David Lynch here.

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