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  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★★

    How did I miss this movie when it came out? It features an all-star cast who are giving it everything that they got in this absurdist comedy. The movie contains an onslaught of gags and set pieces that had me laughing out loud numerous times, but when it was over, I was left a little befuddled. The Little Hours wants to say a lot in the way it is filmed and I think, wants to provide commentary on religion and…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★★

    A simple, yet powerful story that will stick with you for a long time. Sound of Metal is about connection. How we connect with others. How we connect with nature. Most importantly, how we connect with ourselves. First-time director Darius Marder brilliantly uses sound design to show us what it would be like to immediately lose our hearing. It's a masterful stroke that could have easily been gimmicky, but he never verges into that territory because he shows respect with…

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  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6

    ★★★½

    Like Wall-E and The Iron Giant, Big Hero 6’s major success stems from the lovability of a robot. Hallie coined him as, “The Marshmallow Man.” In the movie, he is known as Baymax and without having any facial features other than eyes, conveys the movie’s biggest comical and emotional moments. Because of the accessibility of this character, it makes the whole audience buy into a movie that overwhelmingly has a comic book theme that really appeals to younger boys. We…

  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★★

    Don't be fooled by the ads for this film. This time-traveling film is not just about love between two people, it's a story about a love for life. Director Richard Curtis takes a high concept, quickly grounds it, and then takes you on a journey that is surprising and heartfelt. As much as I love films and television, it's hard for me not to pick up my iPhone and start looking through Facebook when I slightly loose interest in the…