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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★★

  • Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun

    ★★★½

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    The Zodiac comparison is inevitable; they are both crime dramas about obsession. But whereas Fincher talks about the fixation with the truth, Joon-Ho focuses on the fixation with being right, even in opposition to the truth. The characters won’t escape their subjectivity because it’s easier to believe our falsehoods than to face ourselves.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

    This film’s stroke of genius is telling the story from William O’Neal’s point of view. This is a Fred Hampton biopic but with a breathing, walking conflict as the main character. Williams’s ambivalence automatically makes every scene tenser and every theme more layered and nuanced. He’s a fascinating protagonist. Daniel Kaluuya may have the showier part (and he’s astonishing in it), but Lakeith Stanfield is who makes this movie tick.