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  • Hearts in Atlantis

    ★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • Killer's Kiss

    ★★★

  • Laura

    ★★½

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    With all due respect to the Claude Rains' 1933 original and Kevin Bacon's HOLLOW MAN... "Surprise!" There's a new definitive version.

    Leigh Whannell's idea to reinvent THE INVISIBLE MAN as a #MeToo parable that says we need to listen to women is a stroke of genius.

    Plus,
    All (!) The (!) Characters (!) Are (!) Smart (!)

    Only a few contrivances keep the film from greatness, e.g. you can't wash paint off that fast.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    There's a moment in The Force Awakens when R2-D2 "wakes up" for no reason except it's what needs to happen for a cheap, fist-pumping story beat.

    Now expand that to 2 1/2 hours and you have Rise of Skywalker.