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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    "The greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody to know that they're loved and capable of loving." - Fred Rogers

    I recently spent 90 minutes with wet eyes and a lump in my throat. It wasn't my allergies. It was a film. Specifically, WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, a powder keg of a documentary about the man Fred Rogers and the television program he created that consecrated millions of children. And it turns out Mister Rogers' legacy…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    "I hope the people of Earth will remember you." - Thanos

    After ten long years and nearly twice as many films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been brought to a full boil for its most audacious team-up yet. The Russo Brothers, who previously proved themselves in two of the franchise's finest entries, align their vision with the studio's other stable of filmmakers herein. They've managed the complex feat of doing more with more.

    The deft script juggles over a dozen…

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  • Hands of Bresson

    Hands of Bresson

    ★★★★

    “The things one can express with the hands...” - Robert Bresson

    Young hands. Old hands. Clean hands. Dirty hands. Free hands. Imprisoned hands. Steady hands. Shaky hands. The hands of an alcoholic. The hands of a pickpocket. Black and white hands. Hands in color.

    You can learn a lot about a filmmaker's body of work by focusing on one part of the body. Video essayist Kogonada artfully isolates the hands at work in the films of French auteur Robert Bresson.…

  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★

    "Who's more charming? Your husband, or me?" - Nishino

    A former detective gets wrapped up in an unsolved case while his wife is perturbed by an off-putting neighbor in this not-so-mysterious mystery. The first act is absorbing enough as coincidence and possibility hang in balance. Unfortunately, a rolodex of fools become the biggest threat to this dwindling chronicle. Kurosawa continues to show great skill in blocking and long-takes to keep the viewer attentive; if only the script received this level of consideration. CREEPY finds occasion to live up to its name, but it could just as easily be titled CLUNKY.