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  • Apocalypse Now
  • Andrei Rublev
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Apartment

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  • The Survivor

    ★★★

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Firebird

    ★★★

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  • The Survivor

    The Survivor

    ★★★

    "The Survivor" features an astonishingly dedicated turn from Ben Foster and a heart-rending true story about a survivor from Auschwitz turned into a boxer, but the execution falls a little too flat to hit the right emotions. Barry Levinson has a knack for visuals, and this film has some striking cinematography that creates a strong sense of place. However, the rough storytelling and constant switching of timelines make a baffling viewing experience.

    Ben Foster's tremendous physical transformation reveals a commitment…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

    "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" increases the scale and number of jokes of the first film, resulting in a fun but overlong and ultimately fatiguing experience. The video game icon returns now with his sidekicks as they face Dr. Robotnik again, and the story has an overload of gags and CGI-filled action sequences. Sadly, the film has too many peaks and not much valleys, making it a dizzying whirlwind of effects.

    That doesn't mean the film could not be entertaining. A…

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  • Hello, Love, Goodbye

    Hello, Love, Goodbye

    ★½

    Alden Richards’ character, Ethan, is pushy, creepy and problematic.

    He will continue sending friend requests even if Joy declined several times already. He will make the radio station talk about Joy in public without her permission. He will use another phone to text Joy anonymously. He will act like a police even if Joy is weeping out of fear. He will squeeze through inside a small room knowing that Joy will be uncomfortable. He will continually send “Need a friend…

  • Ghosts of War

    Ghosts of War

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is a standard haunted house horror with a World War II setting, so I definitely signed up even with its poor reception. Ghosts of War has loads of promising conceptualization: a murdered family of Jew rescuers, an elaborate Gothic mansion, an intriguing tale of revenge, and an allegory of post-traumatic stress disorder. The formulaically-structured events in the mansion are wonky and all over the place, but I would be lying if I say that I did not enjoy the…