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  • The Incredible Jessica James

    The Incredible Jessica James

    ★★

    A lot of boxes being very flagrantly checked off in this one.

  • Landline

    Landline

    ★★★★

    Even though Edie Falco was acting circles around everyone in this film, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Live by Night

    Live by Night

    ½

    Ben Affleck realized he had a lot of hats so he decided to make a movie.

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Truly an astonishing film about the burden of empathy. Nicholas Cage delivers a performance of equal parts introversion and extroversion as Frank, a paramedic struggling with the emotional weight of his work. Part way through the film, Frank realizes that his job is less about saving lives, and more about bearing witness to death, a theme that is explored throughout. The narrative is mostly derived from the juxtaposition between Frank and his partners varying coping mechanisms. Each paramedic is captured…