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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★

    can cinema ever be repaired?

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    ★★★½

    Pleasure is an unmerciful, raging and visceral look at the porn industry that brought attention to female victimhood and consent. We follow a zealous porn starlet on her journey straight off the plane from Sweden to Los Angeles. Her name is Bella Cherry and she won’t let you forget there’s not another actress like her. In her feature length debut, Sofia Kappel plays her with a luminous and harrowing performance. She commands nearly every frame.

    Pleasure is your archetypal tale…

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    I now present you with John Carpenter's The Spectacular Now!

  • Youth

    Youth

    ★★★★½

    Emotions aren't overrated. Emotions are all we got.

    YOUTH is a symphony of emotions, friendship, introspection, career and love. The film begins with a mesmerizing extended shot of The Retrosettes Sister Band performing a cover of “You Got the Love." From that moment on, I knew I was in for a treat. I was crying ten minutes into “Youth” and in disarray by its finale. Thank the heavens for the simple songs and plentiful laughs mixed in between. Youth is…