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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★½

    Domino 😍

    It’s at least as funny as the original Deadpool, the plot is marginally better even though I like original’s story just a tad better. It brings some surprises and occasional narrative swerves. The villains are even a tad bit more interesting and compelling.

    However, Deadpool is the same zany guy you met at a party once doing the same schtick, which can be boring if you run into that guy again.

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely marvelous. Shot in 16mm and just goes to show how shooting in film is a treasure we can’t give up. Newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis is fierce and a force to reckon with. Also a newcomer is Dwight Henry as Wink, the father, is also incredibly believable. This is a spectacular fable that is also a slice of Americana.

    Wallis’ Hushpuppy is a folk hero the ages. One scene has her yelling, “I’m the man!”, and it stays with you because…

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  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    ★★★½

    I feel like seeing this film in it’s intended frame rate would have only added to the hightened sense of reality. I don’t think director Ang Lee ever intended for us to feel comfortable.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    What 'Arrival' gives us is a glimpse of a director who has fully become a master of his craft. The director is Denis Villeneuve and he serves up a beguiling sci-fi that is also one of the best dramas of the year.