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  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★★

    Movie stars being movie stars. What more could you want?

  • Hillsborough

    Hillsborough

    ★★★★½

    A heartbreaking chronicle of the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath.

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  • Jurassic Park III

    Jurassic Park III

    ★★★

    It’s hardly a masterpiece, but Jurassic Park III is much better than its mediocre reputation would suggest. At a brisk 92 minutes, it’s the leanest and meanest film in the franchise, and the closest the series would ever get to a true horror film. The plot is minimalist and many of the characters *spoiler alert* only exist to be eaten by the dinosaurs, but the thrills are genuine. This movie, more than any other in the series, wants to scare…

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★★

    A very moving film, Red Beard is told in an unhurried and episodic fashion, almost like a novel. It is a thoughtful story about a young doctor (Yūzō Kayama) who learns that his chosen profession requires more empathy than ambition. Under the tutelage of the titular character (portrayed by Toshiro Mifune in a subtle yet towering performance), the young doctor learns compassion and respect for his poor and downtrodden patients. It is a film deeply concerned with human nature and…