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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★½

    This is a minor masterpiece. It goes places -- internally and externally -- that I didn't expect. James Gray captures texture and period details that feel alive. Loved it.

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★½

    James Gray's a master
    Goes places you don't expect
    Loved ev'ry minute

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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    This movie is a masterpiece. Truly. A masterpiece.

  • King of the Hill

    King of the Hill

    ★★★½

    It's remarkable to see Soderbergh toy with sentimentality. I can't recall him ever going back to this sort of story moving forward. It doesn't feel like a great fit of material to artist, and yet, his pure cinematic skill -- and his ability to get wonderful, sometimes slippery, often unexpected performances out of so many actors -- make it well worth seeking out.

    The Criterion treatment is superb.