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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★★

    Palm Springs is one of those alcoholic smoothies with the little umbrella. It’s fun. It’s sweet. You’ve definitely tasted something like it before, but it’s still refreshing and packs a kick.

    Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti play flawed funny people and their relationship feels organic. The film doesn’t force their connection down your throat; it mixes the drink, and you slurp it up. 

    It’s also a delightfully tight ninety minutes long and co-stars J.K.Simmons and a goat, so what are you waiting for?

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    This is the sort of gloriously real and funny adventure story that I wish people put to film more often. Julian Dennisson and Sam Neil both give fantastic and grounded performances as deeply flawed, yet likeable characters. The stakes always seem high and real; I spent equal time fretting over the protagonists' well-being and just enjoying the ride. Taika Waititi does an excellent job at making the offbeat and unlikely world of the film feel plausible and emotionally grounded.  This…