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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★½

    This feels like it was made about 20 years too late to say anything new or worthwhile about race relations, but taken on its own it is alright. Ali and Mortensen are good in their roles, but the writing never quite rises to the level of their performances, and some of the larger emotional moments misfired entirely for me.

  • Vice

    Vice

    I don't know if Adam McKay didn't believe that Cheney's story would be sufficiently interesting on its own, or if he has just bought way too much into his own hype after The Big Short, but Vice is an exhausting and tonally incoherent mess because he tries to use just about every trick from the directing and editing toolbox at once. Christian Bale positively disappears into his role, but what good is that in a movie that has already disappeared so far up its own ass?

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  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★

    Hard to describe, and harder to wrap your head around. The film keeps its audience on its toes as the emotions, relationships and entire histories of its characters seem to shift and transform from scene to scene. And yet, thanks to the strength of the writing and the actors, it is always engaging and fun to watch, never just weird for weirdness' sake.

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★½

    Having never seen the show, this movie didn't hit me on a nostalgia level, but I was still very moved by some of the excerpts and other clips that were shown. As a documentary the film is pretty straightforward, but everybody could probably learn something from watching this.