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  • Man Down

    Man Down

    I have no real explanation as to how/why I somehow turn out seeing every Dito Montiel film.

  • When We Rise

    When We Rise

    ★★

    Matching the most hackneyed emotional beats of a '70s social awareness miniseries with a visual palette that veers weirdly closer to Roland Emmerich's tepidly rendered Stonewall than Gus Van Sant's Milk, this extended look at the last fifty years of gay rights advocacy is a hodgepodge of ridiculous dramatic arcs (mostly centered on Michael Kenneth Williams' character, an all-purpose proxy for the intersection of being gay and black/religious/in the military/addicted/HIV positive/cursed to live a life of tragedy), a steady stream…

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★

    The film looks so good you almost forget that it isn't.

  • Joy

    Joy

    ★★★

    Jennifer Lawrence's ability to carry middling material is quite something.