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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ½

    I didn’t even finish this...unbelievably boring

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    These are the kinds of movies I want to see more of!! It's a human story and it's long enough to develop like real life but it never gets boring. I love how Maine's music is hard rock and there's this unspoken clash with Ally's later music. The chemistry between Gaga and Cooper is perfect. The ending is sad in a completely different way than I expected. It's not just sad or nostalgic or emotional...it's depressing and heavy.

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  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★

    Sundance 2018 #7

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan have been constant staples of 21st century Hollywood, but even they fail to save Wildlife.  Its seamless picture of 1960s America looks awfully nice, and the actors act very important and meaningful but if you actually listen to what it has to say, you'll realize that there's nothing there.  The only compelling part is the performance of Ed Oxenbould as the kind-hearted, mature, intelligent and driven 14-year-old Joe who deserves so much…

  • Chef Flynn

    Chef Flynn

    ★★★

    Sundance 2018 #2

    Stitched together with mostly raw home videos, Chef Flynn feels amateur in execution.  But prodigy cook Flynn and his mother’s opinionated, and at times clashing, personalities make them entertaining characters to watch in their own right.  Wholly self-taught with ambitious enterprise that well exceeds his years, Flynn turns food into an artistic science.  It’s complex but he makes it look effortless, making it clear that his talent goes beyond recipe reading.  He has an eye for plating,…