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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★½

    I believe that art, in general, is always better when it has a focus. This is razor sharp and blunt in a way that is needed in modern cinema, and modern America.

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    By everything that makes logical sense, a big budget movie about the life of Neil Armstrong should be the next saga in the vein of gigantic, epic, “based on a true story,” hero movies. To its credit, First Man doesn’t care about being epic, relating history or mythologizing a man that actually walked the Earth, and the Moon, for that matter. The result is a very small, intimate story that truly is about an individual. This, ironically, makes the film…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    How in the world is this a directorial debut? So much heart and compassion. You feel like Gerwig cared deeply and equally for every character onscreen, no matter the size of the role. Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts are phenomenal in this.

  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★★

    It is impossible for me to know the toll that is inflicted in the process of becoming a mother. I witnessed my wife heroically take on that task and marveled at her resilience, heart and perseverance. But I was most certainly on the outside looking in on something so beautiful and exhausting that it aroused both feelings of jealousy and relief at the fact that I am not able to partake in that particular experience. Tully is a film that…