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  • Avalon
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Magnolia
  • Young Frankenstein

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  • White Noise

    ★★★★

  • Nope

    ★★★★½

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

  • The Fabelmans

    ★★★★½

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  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★★★★

    Indescribable, profound, and somehow deeply entertaining all at once - large swaths of this truly feel like a manic magic trick come to life.

    Being a deeply engaged adaptation of one of *the* most notoriously un-adaptable novels, there are naturally a handful of elements that don’t necessarily jive with the narrative rhythms of cinema. But I do wonder if those bumpier elements would be forgiven with another spin.

    And, I mean, talk about a hell of an ending.

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

    “Buttress.”

    Fairly early on, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was just A Hat On A Hat: The Motion Picture. And even though the second half is pretty rapturous and involving in its own way, the thought kept returning all the way up to its incendiary close.

    There’s clearly so much concerted effort behind every decision placed on screen here. Where the first film’s more modest charms go hand-in-hand with its contained scope, you can really feel the sweat…

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  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★

    A month ago, my incredible fiancée asked me what, above all else, I wanted for my 30th birthday. I told her I simply wanted to be with the people I love most on this planet - my family and my friends.

    In the pit of my stomach, I knew I wanted this quite desperately - but because of the living see-saw that the world under quarantine has become, I knew I shouldn’t set my expectations too high. I would’ve gladly…

  • Surf's Up

    Surf's Up

    ★★★★

    What’s crazier: that a big studio made an animated faux-documentary about surfing penguins, or that it kinda rips?