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  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

    ★★★½

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★½

  • The Man From Toronto

    ★★

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

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  • Azor

    Azor

    ★★★½

    A private banker from Geneva flies to Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to take over matters of his business partner, who has vanished. He stumbles onto the dirty world of politics, where no one knows anything or to be more specific, doesn’t ‘see anything.’ If anyone is familiar with the dirty war, they know some shady shit went down in Argentina during that period. 

    I never knew corruption and evil could be presented with such sophistication. Andreas Fontana gives…

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

    GEMS Film Festival 2021

    As a nation that has undergone some dark chapters in its history, Spain should suffice with endless ideas for dramas. So it struck me as a surprise to learn that Parallel Mothers is Almodovar’s jab at shedding light on the horrors of the Franco Regime. The Spanish filmmaker introduces some political commentary that has been previously unseen in his filmography. The film follows Penelope Cruz’s Janis, a single pregnant mother attempting to excavate the tombs of victims…

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★½

    Hmm, maybe the MCU really is dying.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

    If Cha Cha Real Smooth gives us a glimpse of what Gen Z filmmakers have in store for us then I’m all for it. A high note for writer-director-actor Cooper Raiff who creates a simple yet tender hearted dramedy that reflects on a generation the same way The Graduate did back in its time. Not as innovating, but still refreshing, thanks to its wit, charm and supporting cast that help make this an effective exploration of life in limbo. Foolproof Sundance concept.

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