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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★

    ...Which sort of children did they imagine would enjoy this movie? I would say the same for adults, but clearly this resonated with a lot of them. Maybe I'm a lost soul, because I just did not find my spark here, as much as I wanted to. Beautiful to look at and the score has some moments, but everything else fell very flat for me.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Even if I didn't know that this was based on the August Wilson play, I think I would have guessed it was meant for the stage anyway. The humor and the rhythm just scream theater, in a way that really took me out of the experience at times, and I wish they would have been more cognizant of that as they adapted this for the screen. I know that's blasphemy, to suggest tampering with Wilson's incredible dialogue, but he wrote…

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  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Watched this for the first time this Valentine's Day. Based on the what I had heard about it, I assumed it would feature the stereotypical single dad in a Rom-Com father-son relationship, where his son is his whole world and he has to find the one woman that makes his son happy. Was pleasantly surprised to instead find one of the most realistic portrayals of a father's annoyance with a young child. Tom Hanks is an extremely relatable protagonist when…

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    Riding the train into New York to see one of the first showings of "The Big Sick," I couldn't shake the fear that this movie would suck. It had to, right? There were just too many expectations, and it was bound to disappoint us somehow. I mean, it was Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's first feature length script about the incredible true story of their relationship. It was directed by Michael Showalter after last year's surprisingly touching "Hello, My…