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  • Back to the Future
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Boogie Nights
  • Zodiac

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  • The Forgiven

    ½

  • The Phantom of the Open

    ★★★★

  • Ambulance

    ★½

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

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  • The Forgiven

    The Forgiven

    ½

    Longest post credit sequence ever!

    Some moments actually rival The Room.

    The question is can this really be forgiven 🤷‍♂️

  • The Phantom of the Open

    The Phantom of the Open

    ★★★★

    A pleasant surprise!

    I’m not sure if Sony Pictures Classics held this because of COVID and that’s why I never heard of it. It’s a shame that they did release this at fall film festivals first to generate buzz.

    Rylance as a would-be golfer. Hawkins cheers him on as his wife. And their disco dancing twins add to the fun.

    The story is based on a true story and doesn’t fall into the same ol’ same ol’ sports tropes. 

    The direction has straightforward but has flashes of inspiration from other directors here and there. 

    But all and all a film that will make you smile.

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What if Tarantino directed an episode of The Andy Griffith Show?

    The result would be close to Three Billboards. What starts out as cracking good crime drama simmering in atmosphere and launched by the clever conceit of keeping a cold case open through public advertising dissolves into a story that ultimately becomes too implausible to suspend disbelief.

    Everything in this movie feels fake so it's no surprise that Ebbing, Missouri is fictional town complete with the erratic family relationships, the…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I hate to give out 5 star reviews like candy but...

    I really think this is a strong year for film. One of the strongest for independent cinema in many years, maybe decades.

    Regardless of orientation, I think this is a relatable romance. Most romantic movies go like this: meet cute, a struggle or two and then bam immediately the characters are in love. The conflict tends to be - will they stay in love? Or will they stray? That…