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  • No Country for Old Men
  • In Bruges
  • Calvary
  • Arrival

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  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

  • CODA

    ★★★

  • Midsommar

    ★★★½

  • Nine Days

    ★★★½

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★

    Paul Schrader's latest, The Card Counter, is a remarkably measured piece of filmmaking. You just get the feeling watching it that Schrader is telling the story he wants to tell in the way that he wants to tell it. I nearly always find it's a rewarding experience to meet an auteur on his or her terms, and The Card Counter is no exception.

    The film is brooding; for long stretches it is noticeably tense, but always focused; and much of…

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★

    Sian Heder’s CODA isn’t likely to subvert anyone’s expectations, but it is a thoughtful, moving example of how to execute well a familiar formula.

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  • Abe

    Abe

    ★½

    The one and a half stars Abe got is for all the delicious food it showed being made. Other than that, Abe doesn't bring much of note to the table.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    Tenet feels like Christopher Nolan's attempt at making a James Bond film. Accordingly, Tenet wowed me visually; its music was excellent; and its editing was exceptional. Thematically and on an emotional level, however, it left me wanting.

    Perhaps most notably, Tenet's characters are not particularly interesting or compelling. John David Washington plays “The Protagonist” (this is his character's actual listed name in the credits) and does a solid job. Similarly, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kenneth Branagh deliver admirably in…