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  • Donnie Darko
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Spider-Man 2
  • The Shining

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    ★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

  • Like a Boss

    ★★½

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    An interesting mixed bag. The grading is absolutely dismal — definitely a stylistic choice to match the tone of the film, bit I wish they wouldn't have taken it so far.

    The movie is among the more uneventful of the franchise but the character relationships and insight into Voldemort keep it chugging along really well until the moving third act.

    Half Blood Price has a hard job in that it has to bring the the fight for good to its…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Absolutely sublime. Directed and written with piercing intellect and nuance, The Power of the Dog has perhaps the most range of any film I've seen this year — covering ground all the way from the most sweet of acts to the most laser-precise cruel of them. It was never what I thought it was, and frequently impressed me with how well it could execute several complicated minefields at once.

    To say it's a film about masculinity, the nature of strength,…

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  • Bride Wars

    Bride Wars

    ★★

    Amazing how much of this could have been avoided by them just marrying each other

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    "I saw her for a last time. She did not see me."

    I often think of all the people throughout history that had no choice but to love in secret. Whose every day lives were weighed on by a repression that crushed their hearts and filled them with unspeakable resentment for a world that wasn't ready for them yet. It's solitude, and emotional torture. And all they could hope for was "in another life...".

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire…