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  • Magnolia
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  • Lamb

    ★★★

  • Obvious Child

    ★★★★

  • Zola

    ★★★

  • De Palma

    ★★★★

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★

    What could be written off as another A24 allegorical/metaphorical horror entry is ultimately an THE allegorical/metaphorical horror entry it intended to be. Director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s tone is that of a folktale told in chapters and where mood is more important than character and ambiguity is preferred over a straight forward narrative. If we’re just talking about its atmosphere, then Lamb succeeds all the way. Its images are frequently striking and indelible. And though there isn’t enough of a traditional story inhabited by characters with clear motivations, Lamb is always engaging and strangely so, and I think that’s enough.

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child

    ★★★★

    Funny, sweet, and realistic. An abortion rom-com isn’t an easy sell, but with Jenny Slate’s charm and Gillian Robespierre sensitive approach to a difficult subject the film captures a empathetic and sensitive modern love story.

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World ditches any Spielbergian awe and wonder it thinks it still has and instead belly flops into a clumsy and overly stuffed quasi action spy thriller with poor results.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

    Growing up never ends. Adults are just grown children trying to navigate their world just as a child learns to adjust to a world created for them by adults. If we’re lucky and patient, we’re able to learn a bit more from each other, which can make our lives more meaningful. I think Mills is attempting to tackle these ideas in an very intimate and beguiling way. From its gorgeous black and white photography to its subtle performances, C’mon C’mon mostly succeeds in subtle fashion.