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  • Brightburn

    ★★★½

  • Hotel Mumbai

    ★★★½

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★★

  • Missing Link

    ★★★

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  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★½

    Brightburn is essentially the Superman origin story, but if baby Supes turned out to be an all-powerful villain instead. While the entire premise is cool as hell, the film's kryptonite is that it is surprisingly predictable at almost every turn which is kind of a bummer. Still, the good outweighs the bad... well, in terms of quality and not good versus bad because this movie is TOTALLY about the bad... and ultimately Brightburn is an unsettling, fun horror flick that will hopefully unlock a bigger world of 'special' beings in future related films.

  • Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai

    ★★★½

    A grizzly true story about a horrific terrorist attack at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India in 2008 that really doesn't offer a lot to feel good about. The reason being is that it's almost too effective in simulating what it was like to be in the hotel during the attack as a guest and also being able to witness these horrible things from the perspective of these twisted attackers as well. While it's not an easy watch due…

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  • The Wolfpack

    The Wolfpack

    ★★½

    There's certainly a story worth telling here, but director Crystal Moselle does a fairly lousy job in doing so. The most basic, yet important question is never actually answered: How did this film ever come to be if these boys live in such isolated conditions and why did this family who has been so vigilant in keeping the outside world at an arm's length allow you into their home to film them? Without knowing that, you can't help but watch the movie with a suspicious eye and wonder if what you're witnessing is something closer to reality television than an actual documentary.

  • The Dinner

    The Dinner

    ★★½

    The Dinner could have been a quality film if director Oren Moverman didn't make a mess of the material and turn out such a frustrating experience. The film is about a conversation between four people about one specific topic, but is interrupted time and time again by phone calls, flashbacks, food servers, more flashbacks, unrelated arguments, angry participants leaving the table, etc., which puts off any meaningful discussion about said topic until the very end. The performances here are quite good and the story has a lot of potential, but it all feels rather wasted due to how poorly this film has been pieced together.