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  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    ★★★½

    Jumanji: The Next Level delivered exactly what I expected; escapist fun with great characters and exciting thrills. It was on par with the previous installment, and it even threw in a twist or two that shoke things up and in a good way. Overall, it was a better tentpole than almost all what we saw in the summer, and I would not mind sitting through another sequel if they can keep up with the level we saw here.

  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★★

    Judy is why many people are jaded about the Oscars. It is the kind of films grown in a lab for the sole purpose of winning one. It is hard to watch it and not be cynical about it really. It is not that Judy is a bad movie, cause it is not. It a competently made biopic about an icon who was chewed up and exploited at a tender age and now she can't help but going down the…

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Marriage Story is fucking brilliant. It is sad, cutting, brutal, and so hard to watch at times because it hit close to home, but it is also so beautiful, poignant, and showed some of the best acting I have seen all year. For sure it's my favorite Baumbach directed film, and had my favorite Johnston and Driver performances in their entire respective filmpgrahies. Truly one of this year's best.

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★

    Is ready or Not scary? Not a at all, but boy oh boy is it fun, funny, gory, lean, with a sharp satire of what extreme wealth does to one's soul. The protagonist played by Samara Weaving is so charismatic and magnetic. She is a discovery, and all the supporting cast are having a ball. Is it appropriate to call a film that is so bloody joyous? I think in this instance it is.