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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★½

    Malek is Mercury. At least I think so; I don’t know a whole lot more about Freddie Mercury after watching this absolutely magical music video.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    I was going to give this movie 4.5 stars until I endured the confusing, unfortunate final three minutes; these few frames effectively diluted an otherwise delightful, original, hysterical portrait of women’s relationships & jockeying for power. It was nearly flawless until it forced itself from my full favour.

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  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★

    Natalie Portman couldn’t make the Q&A after my screening due to the California fires, but BOY DO I WISH SHE HAD. ‘Cuz I have questions.

    Portman does fantastic work. And I think about 60 seconds from the end of the film I finally understood: we are supposed to see how trauma manipulates and transforms; first, it can be twisted into the thing that saves us; eventually, though, that thing might also be all we have left. Everything but the transmutation…

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★★

    The worst part of having intense childhood nostalgia is revisiting works of art & realizing that what you liked about them as a child were actually the mature, adult themes.

    A Wrinkle in Time is a kid’s movie based on a book that made me want to be an adult.