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  • Must Love Dogs

    Must Love Dogs

    ★★★★½

    An emotional man who likes to talk. This is a mythical figure, Sarah.

    John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Stockard Channing, Dermot Mulroney, Christopher Plummer, and the absolutely fabulous Diane Lane all starred in a romantic comedy together. A must-love movie.

  • White Bird in a Blizzard

    White Bird in a Blizzard

    ★★★★½

    However, contrary to popular belief, dreams don't necessarily mean anything. We all have strange dreams. But in most cases, it's just your brain's way of letting off steam at the end of the day.
    “Oh.”

    When fades to black work, they work. A dreamlike piece that's a commentary on the structure of marriages as much as anything.

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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★★

    One reason why this giddy film works so well is that any self-awareness or reminders that we’re here ten years later are kept to an absolute bare minimum. No one’s winking at the camera or wasting any time cracking jokes that will fade as the film gets older. Everyone’s here to have a good time and you’ll enjoy these ABBA tunes, dammit. If you really looked closely between this film and its predecessor, there are holes where things don’t match…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

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

    Is there any other contemporary director I feel comfortable with to helm the Blade Runner sequel, other than Ridley himself?

    No.

    I was running just as fast as Dr. Banks to figure out all of the pieces at the end, and I think I made out well. There's one line of dialogue between Louise and Ian at the end that I need to rewatch for, but otherwise, I left the theater feeling challenged.

    Arrival's core question isn't all that foreign,…