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  • Beatriz at Dinner

    Beatriz at Dinner

    ★★★★

    I'm sick of the phrase "social thriller" but this has an unexpected knife edge that pushes it into that territory. Not sure if I like the ending, but also not sure if it would serve a movie like this to have an ending I like. Catharsis should come at a more significant price than the cost of a movie ticket, or an African big game safari.

  • Uncle Yanco

    Uncle Yanco

    ★★★★★

    Would never accuse the Goddess Varda of deception, but it's almost, almost hard to believe that this Yanco character is truly a lost relative of hers that she'd lost track of and caught wind of accidentally, since his life and surroundings are exactly what she'd likely choose to make a documentary about anyway. The colors, the lifestyle, the pithy observations, it would all seem like a Varda film even if it weren't one. I'd eagerly watch a feature-length expansion of this.

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  • Creed

    Creed

    ★★★★½

    The truest scene in this movie is when Adonis is sitting on the stoop outside the gym and a kid on a motorbike comes up to him and goes "I heard you were Apollo Creed's son" and Adonis is like "yeah," and the kid goes "that's what's up" and does a wheelie.

  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★½

    Does for belts, sand castles, staircases, pianos, pencils, pencil sharpeners, ice cream, freezers, phone booths, shoes, duck hunts, dinner, garden shears, shovels, metronomes, and showers what Psycho did for showers.