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  • The Painter and the Thief

    The Painter and the Thief

    ★★★½

    Fascinating documentary about a Czech painter who strikes up a complicated friendship with the Norwegian convict who steals two of her works. She has him sit for multiple portraits, the first of which draws a truly extraordinary reaction--in internet-ese, the thief "feels seen" in a big way. But the two also develop a co-dependency that upsets whatever power dynamics their relationship was originally premised on.

  • Babe

    Babe

    ★★★★½

    Family movie night, pt. 2. A storybook come to life. Sweet, funny, emotionally satisfying.

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  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    "I don't have to talk to you either, man. See how you like it. Just total fucking silence. Two can play at that game, smart guy. We'll just see how you like it. Total silence."

  • The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    ★★★

    Appointment viewing. One of the highlights of my week for five straight Sundays. But beyond the thrill of reliving MJ and the Bulls' incredible '90s odyssey, a lot of empty calories here. A slick, well-crafted documentary that's ultimately as small and narrow as the man at the center of it.