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  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★

    The narration and many coincidences border on darkly comedic Coen territory but, for the most part, this here is some fine storytellin'. Strong performances all around, especially Skarsgård, Repeta, Holland and Pattinson, and the Thomas Newman-inspired music is nicely done.

  • Strange But True

    Strange But True

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Another book adaptation with multiple personality disorder. It's a teen romance drama! It's a supernatural drama! It's a crime thriller! WTF? It finally ends as a comedy when a killer tries to shoot his victim and then bury him alive before strangling him. 😂

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  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    Holy crap, what a gruesome nightmare event. Riveting storytelling with great style, excellent cinematography, an otherworldly soundtrack and strong performances across the board. This docudrama deserves all the awards. Every single one.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film will certainly create new Queen fans, but why fabricate a plotline using a clichéd rockstar movie template when there's a true story that's uniquely interesting? Freddie Mercury isn't Dewey Cox. He didn't betray the band by going solo (Roger and Brian did solo projects years before Freddie did; and Roger assisted Freddie's solo effort); the band never broke up; Live Aid wasn't their swan song; etc. Freddie is a one-of-a-kind music icon with an R-rated journey. His legacy deserves more than this sanitized cookie-cutter PG-13 crowd-pleaser.