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  • Swiss Family Robinson

    ★★½

  • Moneyball

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun

    ★★★

  • Wonder

    ★★★½

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    At first glance, Good Time may seem like a poor choice for a film that is anything but a good time - Anxiety-Inducing Time would certainly be a better choice. But according to directors Josh and Benny Safdie, the title comes from a prison slang phrase that refers to time deducted from an inmate's sentence for good behaviour. Connie Nikas, played by Robert Pattinson, has earned good time for a past offence and immediately returns to a life of crime…

  • Maid

    Maid

    ★★★★★

    Maid is a devastating, heartbreaking, and at times heartwarming story of a young woman's struggle to leave an abusive relationship and secure a better life for her daughter. Fleeing one night following a violent argument with her partner Sean, Alex finds herself homeless and penniless. Leaving Sean proves to be increasingly difficult as Alex is faced with a complex constellation of challenges including contending with a flawed and at times contradictory social welfare system, caring for her mother who is…

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  • Stir of Echoes

    Stir of Echoes

    ★★★½

    Don't know why, but this reminded me of Close Encounters much more than The Sixth Sense. Maybe Bacon's Tom Witzky's single-minded fanaticism matched that of Dreyfuss's Roy Neary in this scene where Roy begins building a monument. And maybe it is the resilience of both of these men's wives who have to hold their families together amidst the turmoil that these men stir up as "visionaries."

  • Krull

    Krull

    ★★

    Surprisingly ambitious, Krull swings for the fences, but due to some pretty bad acting, underwritten characters, and some downright disorienting editing, neither the dazzling set pieces nor the bombastic score could save this one.

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  • Newness

    Newness

    ★★★

    You can't have a movie about millenials without a scene including avocados on toast...

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.

    This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.

    The Ain't Rights are no exception, a punk band…