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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    Minari is a personal and intimate story about the American Dream and although the subject matter isn't revolutionary, the manner by which it is told is simply exquisite. This is a love letter to any immigrant family who has come to the US in search of a better life for themselves and their children. Even though we are watching a Korean family in Arkansas, I can still relate to them and some of their challenges with my Armenian upbringing in…

  • The Runaways

    The Runaways

    ★★★½

    This 2010 biopic of the young teenage all-girl rock group of the same name features wonderful performances, bold cinematography, but little in terms of depth and story-telling. The cast is quite good as a whole, but it's Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie who shines brightest in a showy yet powerful role. It's a shame the film suffers from a weak narrative and simply doesn't make the most of its cast and characters. With a more thoughtful script, this could have…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    *SPOILER FREE REVIEW*

    Wow, I'm at a loss for words at how epic this film was. If you look up the word epic in the dictionary, there should be a picture of the Avengers: Infinity War poster beside it. The Russos have been the strongest directors in the MCU to date. They delivered what I consider to be Marvel's best film to date in The Winter Soldier, a very impressive follow-up to that with Civil War, and now they give…

  • Kajillionaire

    Kajillionaire

    ★★★★★

    During these Covid times, it’s much more common to hear from the casual film watcher, “Just release the movies to VOD...I’d rather watch movies at home anyway...studios need to adapt and theaters are a thing of the past.” First of all, these people can all go and die for wishing to take away the cinematic experience for those of us that appreciate it. Secondly, Kajillionaire is the exact type of gem that theaters are meant for. As much as I…