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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Happy as Lazzaro

    ★★½

  • Mean Girls

    ★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

  • Montana Story

    ★★★

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    The thing about seeing a much-buzzed-about film late in its run is that you almost can't help but be set up for disappointment. And that was the case here -- I just didn't find it as spectacularly wonderful as so many people would have me believe. Yes, it was visually fascinating, and yes, there was a very lovely message buried under all that visually fascinating stuff, but that's about it... and "buried" is the key word.

  • Montana Story

    Montana Story

    ★★★

    Haley Lu Richardson has become one of those rare actors whose presence in a film is reason enough to make it worth watching -- she's that reliable in both her film choices and her performances. That record remains unbroken with MONTANA STORY, even if the film as a whole was a tad too lethargic and didn't quite live up to expectations (especially insofar as much of the dialogue was concerned -- it just wasn't as moving as the screenwriters probably thought it was.)

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  • The Voyeurs

    The Voyeurs

    ★½

    Why?

  • Head Full of Honey

    Head Full of Honey

    So many questions about this film, like....
    - How did this attract otherwise and previously respectable actors?
    - How is it possible for some of those actors to look as bad as they did?
    - How did it get financing?
    - Why did no one step up to say it would be downright insulting and insufferable, especially for anyone who's ever had to deal with a loved one with dementia?
    And maybe most importantly, WHY DID I STAY FOR THE ENTIRE FILM?? I'll never get that time back.