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  • Let Them All Talk

    Let Them All Talk

    ★★★½

    A yarn of a film, unraveling to reveal something deeper than you’d expect from its conversational tone. Soderbergh’s approach will certainly be divisive but I was on its quirky wavelength. Meryl Streep and Dianne Wiest revel in their neurotic roles yet the MVP is Candice Bergen who takes her character and runs with it, as a woman simmering with anger over a past betrayal.

  • Grand Hotel

    Grand Hotel

    ★★★½

    Grand Hotel was called the hotel of dreams, and it was. It really was.

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  • Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    ★★

    Completely overcooked due to unconfident direction from Ron Howard and a disastrously muddled screenplay by Vanessa Taylor. Glenn Close is unsurprisingly my MVP by miles here, creating a believable sympathetic character in a film full of flat or hammy turns. I know people were concerned about the film serving as an endorsement of J.D. Vance's viewpoints, and while it mostly dodges politics, the attempts to flatten everything out and make it about the general concept of *family* result in a…

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★½

    Can't wait for the tweets in 2029 about Harper being the real villain or something. Anyway, this was a delight and Mary Holland must be in more things.


    Edit: it’s already started and I don’t entirely disagree lol