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  • Aniara

    Aniara

    ★★★½

    A thoughtful mix of procedural and poetic modern sci-fi, touching on our doomed planet and complicated ways of living together. Seriously strong women storytelling here, never heavy-handed. The jump spot storytelling disconnects the overall film and causes the melodrama to sometimes win out.

    But still pretty original. Long-live thoughtful sci-fi stories.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★½

    zzzzzzzzzzz (Hallie Berry & dogs) zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • Teen Spirit

    Teen Spirit

    ★★★★

    I'm not completely sure what I just watched. American Idol fan fiction? Whatever it was, it's not dull. Elle Fanning is all heart, grit and gumption, breathing insane amounts of life into a listless and obvious story. PLUS, she sings and is riveting as a musical performer. The cinematography is 2010s music video delightful - also elevating the basic setup. Not sure it's worth arguing with anyone who rolls their eyes at this film. Fanning or Bust, I say.

  • The Sun Is Also a Star

    The Sun Is Also a Star

    ★★½

    Every now and then, you gotta muck it up with love. Almost too carefully constructed, this eager love story still ends up working for the most part. This is quality pop, thanks to charming performances and a visual energy.