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  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★★★

    Watching for the second time. Enjoyed it more in the theatre, but it's still a fun movie.

  • Suffragette

    Suffragette

    ★★★

    I'm delighted that there's a movie that focuses suffragettes, but oh how I wish this were better. I read Emmeline Pankhurst's memoir last year, and it was fascinating to see the movement grow and to get inside her head and understand why the movement adopted civil disobedience and destruction of property. Most of that logic was only alluded to here. It's just so simplistic. When I compare this to Selma, it's easy to see how this could have been better.…

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  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely lovely. It's so refreshing to watch a film centered on good, ordinary people who are kind to each other. I loved the book, and this was an excellent adaptation.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★

    I haven't read the book this is based on (Shriver's novels are hit-or-miss) for me, but I appreciated the movie's sometimes subtle ambiguity. Director Lynne Ramsay puts us inside Eva's head, so we could see her terror at watching Kevin grow up in the way he does and feel sympathy for her. But there are visual hints at the ways she is perhaps failing Kevin as a parent and the ways her husband is enabling Kevin's behavior. On the whole,…