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  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    ★★

    This would've been an average action flick in the early 90's, where it belongs, but there's no excuse for it in 2017.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★

    As honest, penetrating and multi-faceted an exploration of faith as we are likely to get these days. Scorsese wrestled half a lifetime with his own faith before coming into contact with the novel upon which this film is based. His struggles are ours and we are the better for it.

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  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club

    ★★★★

    It's a bit by the numbers Oscar bait, but the performances are terrific and after awhile, it really gathers power for a solid finish. I really liked it.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    It doesn't hit home runs with its musical and dance numbers, and I don't know that Stone and Gosling really fit together, but something spooky and wonderful happens in this film on the way: charm, heart, honesty, and truth. Bravo to Damien Chazelle and his restless, artistic spirit.