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  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • A Serious Man
  • Gone Girl
  • Barry Lyndon

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ½

  • Gummo

    ★★★

  • Cruella

    ★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    Seeing this will be the highlight of the year even if I don't like it. I didn't like Magnolia or The Master the first time I watched them but now I love them as I allowed for time and thought to bring me around to their genius.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    A disaster an almost every level. Too many characters, so many retcons and tedious twists. The story bends over backwards to work against itself at every time. Newt Scamander is now a pointless tag along in his own story. Why should we care about who Credence Barebone is after his identity was used as a misdirection against the viewer 3 times in the span of a half hour? Jude Law is a compelling actor to portray the young Dumbledore but…

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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    Wow! What a triumph this is! I’ve been watching Pixar films for all three decades of my life. I’ve watched this studio grow and improve over the years and make projects of ever more passion and finesse. This feels like a culmination of that growth into their most subtle, mature and creative work to date. Think of it - they literally tackled the meaning of life! I loved this movie and like many others, it absolutely wrecked me with the beautiful,…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    Easily one of the best sci-fi thrillers of all time. This film asks the viewer to question our reality at the deepest level. It posits that perhaps the truth is so strange and so horrifying it may be better to live in ignorance. But for those brave few who must seek the truth no matter the price, no matter the consequence, they are given the chance to change their reality forever. The performances by Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu…