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  • Barbara

    Barbara

    ★★★★

    Petzold and Hoss have quite the artist-muse relationship, no? Petzold is able to draw so much expression out of the most subtle and restrained performances pieces from Hoss.

  • Fort Bliss

    Fort Bliss

    ★★½

    All the essential pieces are in place for an affecting war drama, but Myers far too often drives into the film into all too familiar territory -- a war-weary veteran finds difficulty reconnecting with her domestic life upon her return from combat. Monaghan is strong, but here character is trapped within the confines of her the tropes mentioned above.

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  • Magical Girl

    Magical Girl

    ★★★½

    I guess the moral of the story is not letting your kids watch anime.

  • Like Father, Like Son

    Like Father, Like Son

    ★★★★

    Hirokazu Koreeda hides his hand well. Under the guise of an emotionally dense story about what qualifies as true parenthood, Koreeda hides his disdain for the traditional Japanese cultural restrictions regarding fatherhood. Fortunately, nothing in this film rings false as he never loses his sight of the fact that his primary goal here is to make a good film. Like his earlier film Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son contains an emotional resonance that usually can only be inspired by…