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  • Long Way Home
  • Ambulance
  • Benedetta
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  • Jersey

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun

    ★★★★

  • O Rei do Cagaço

    ★★★

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  • Jersey

    Jersey

    ★★★½

    Whatever you think the answer to "how much cricket will they show to establish the protagonist is good at cricket?" is, I can promise you it's much more. There's a stretch a little before halfway when it seemed like it would amount to something a bit deeper, but still a rock solid sports movie with a couple of great songs and a touching ending that finally justified the convoluted framing.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Not subtle in the slightest about the meta-textual narrative of notoriously humble man Tom Cruise christening himself as the proverbial Last Movie Star and having to salvage big cinema one more time, and it's awesome. Even with a clear-cut plot, that's notably less vague about the practical real-life implications of the spectacle on screen, this does strike an appealing balance of decent, somewhat unhurried character drama, with the highlight being Killer's touching scene, charismatic banter, although the younger cast could've…

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  • Mistress America

    Mistress America

    ★★★★½

    [dancing]

    Brooke: What's going on in college?

    Tracy: I don't know, everyone's really excited about this frozen yogurt machine at the student center.

    B: I watched my mother die.

    T: What?

    B: I was with my mother while she died.

    T: I don't know any dead people.

    B: That's cool about the frozen yogurt machine. Everyone I love dies.

  • Scream 3

    Scream 3

    ★★★★

    "Pop culture is the politics of the 21st century".

    Wes Craven gets it. A horror thriller about women-hating Hollywood creeps that blame their actions on their victims, so, not timely at all. It's also, mostly, about deep, violent traumas coming back, and gaining physical form, to haunt people who had their lives defined by tragedy. That, of course, plays into the picture's meta-commentary on trilogies and the series' discussion of movie violence vs real-life violence. By definition, the best franchise…