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  • Ocean Waves
  • Forget Me Not
  • BU・SU
  • Veranito (Once Again)

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  • The Black Phone

    ★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • Once I Passed

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  • Hustle

    Hustle

    ★★

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

    The funniest moment in the movie is the Brad Stevens cameo. Guffawed when he ends up on the Celtics. Is Juancho being coached by Udoka in this timeline? Did Juancho play in the finals? Lots of questions.

    Edit: Wait... Juancho was on the Celtics for real?!

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★

    Liked a lot of this, but then it gets too busy. Would love to see Pixar's Whisper of the Heart one day.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Cinema without risk. A director waving his hands without purpose, barreling through imagery he is unprepared to deal with and settling for cheap shortcuts (the shots with the shoes). What does this have to say about fascism or life under it, its effects on people? It is empty caricature, settling finally on a coming of age story that's maudlin and without distance - forget about everything and dance! Ultimately, Waititi seeks to do two things: redeem those living under fascism…

  • Always Be My Maybe

    Always Be My Maybe

    ★★

    The final scene is indicative of the issues at play here. It is a small revelation from one character to another, a surprise, deepening the connection between them, an homage to their past, a tribute. But it's all wrong. The rhythm is too fast, there's no patience, no poetry - my auteurist broken brain for some reason made a connection to Crowe's We Bought a Zoo and the ending of that film, where Crowe takes his time, showing the emotional…