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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★

    A heartfelt odyssey with authentic slice-of-life moments. McDormand's performance held my interest more than the plotline, which is unique but not quite big enough to sustain nearly two hours.

  • Enduring Love

    Enduring Love

    ★★★½

    I had forgotten how stylish this film is. I need to make a list of masterful opening scenes because the balloon sequence would rank near the top.

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  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    Holy crap, what a gruesome nightmare event. Riveting storytelling with great style, excellent cinematography, an otherworldly soundtrack and strong performances across the board. This docudrama deserves all the awards. Every single one.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★½

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

    This film will certainly create new Queen fans, but why fabricate a plotline using a clichéd rockstar movie template when there's a true story that's uniquely interesting? Freddie Mercury isn't Dewey Cox. He didn't betray the band by going solo (Roger and Brian did solo projects years before Freddie did; and Roger assisted Freddie's solo effort); the band never broke up; Live Aid wasn't their swan song; etc. Freddie is a one-of-a-kind music icon with an R-rated journey. His legacy deserves more than this sanitized cookie-cutter PG-13 crowd-pleaser.