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  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    ★★★★

    Lovely story about love.

    Not such a great story about the impact on retail by Internet companies

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    Han was never the lead role. Introduced in 1977 in Star Wars, he was a rogue and a cad. He was cheeky and smart, but it was Luke Skywalker, the youngster, who was due to bring balance to the force. Fast forward over forty years later and Solo is handed a film to call his own: Solo: A Star Wars Story. The second of the spin-offs set in a galaxy far, far away, this time rewinding to his teenage years…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Based on the west coast streets, with the orange haze and branded bill-boards, Nightcrawler comes out of the dark with a sordid capitalist tale to tell. Starring a wide-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, videographer of the LA boulevards, it’s a name he won’t let you forget. He captures the bloody crimes that dominate the morning television screens across the local area. Leeching off the ills of society, his role is needed because it makes money. His “professional” and guide-to-success…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★½

    No music and little dialogue introduce brothers Mark (Tatum) and Dave (Ruffalo) Schultz. The dance of wrestlers, grabbing and holding each other in pin-downs and body-throws, prove their intimate knowledge of each other’s physicality. A combination of Bennett Miller’s considered direction and the actor’s commitment ensure that their relationship is deeply personal and wholly authentic. Foxcatcher is rooted in the world of wrestling, whereby the support of John Du Pont (Steve Carrell) gave security to athletes determined to be the…