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  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    The Meyerowitz Stories

    ★★★★

    Everyone wants to be heard, to be understood, to be loved.

    THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES is just absolutely filled to the brim with hilarious, sad, and poignant true-to-life moments and familial interactions.

    Adam Sandler's performance is so flat-out great here that it made me wonder where he would rank among the top respected actors of our time if he primarily took serious roles like he did here and in PUNCH DRUNK LOVE throughout his career instead of putzing around in his…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★½

    MOTHER! is a lot of things, but first and foremost it is...Art!

    I have a lot of mixed feelings about MOTHER! but I can say for sure that I appreciate Aronofsky's effort. This is a film that can easily spark a whole night of discussion.

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Everything from the fascinating script to the beautiful cinematography to Joaquin Phoenix's incredible performance to Scarlett Johansson's humanizing vocal performance as an operating system to the incisive commentary on our relationships with technology and on our relationships with each other and on our relationships with ourselves to the fact that it never reveals what year it's supposed to be but it feels like not too far in the future to the score that perfectly compliments the visuals to all the…

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★½

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

    This was my 3rd or 4th time watching THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, and I feel a little embarrassed that I somehow didn't notice until now how much the entire story is centered around hope. And what a top-notch script! So many seemingly random conversations tie directly into the last 15-20 minutes.

    "I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope."

    What a powerful thing, hope. With everything happening in the world today, this was quite a timely viewing.