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  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★

    I love that this isn't your typical "lost in the woods" horror movie but I still didn't totally love it - mostly because I couldn't really buy into the horror. Still, a great execution and solid performances from all involved, particularly Rafe Spall. Also, a shockingly pleasant surprise when discovering that Hutch is the unlikeable Tom Barrow from "Downton Abbey."

  • Enter the Battlefield: Life on the Magic - The Gathering Pro Tour

    Enter the Battlefield: Life on the Magic - The Gathering Pro Tour

    ★★★

    I wish there was more on the history of the game and the tournament but also on how the game is actually played. And yet, it was still a pretty interesting look at a fascinating corner of the gaming world.

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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

    I’ve liked, though not always enjoyed. Lars von Trier’s offerings over the past few years but for some reason, likely the combination of length and expectation, Melancholia escaped me. With his new film due for festival runs this winter, the time seemed ripe to catch up with his 2011 offering. Why did I wait so long?

    Undeniably beautiful, Melancholia is also my favourite of von Trier’s works. It’s his exploration of a woman suffering through depression on her wedding day…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I have a few issues with it - namely the motivation behind one of the central moments in the 3rd act and a too-long action sequence - but otherwise, it's a total lovefest.

    At one point, I was so joyously happy, I even got a little teary-eyed.