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  • The Wild Bunch
  • La Dolce Vita
  • GoodFellas
  • Annie Hall

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  • Old Henry

    ★★★

  • Not Fade Away

    ★★★½

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★

  • Grand Illusion

    ★★★★

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  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★

    "Surprisingly sweet, it’s Clint’s gentlest effort since The Bridges Of Madison County. The less that happens in Cry Macho, the better the movie becomes. You watch the film the way you listen to one of your grandfather or another elderly relative’s rambling stories, ignoring the parts that don’t add up and treasuring the fact he’s still around to tell them." - North Shore Movies, 09/17/2021

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★

    "Another one of Schrader's hothouse character studies cooked up from the former film critic’s career-long fixations on Bresson’s Diary of a Country Priest, The Searchers, samurai rituals and suicidal ideation. Some will no doubt roll their eyes at the repetitions but for me they felt like hearing an old classic rock band launch into a greatest hits medley." - WBUR's The ARTery, 09/09/2021

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  • Blue Bayou

    Blue Bayou

    ★★

    “An undeniably well-made picture of admirable intentions that becomes a chore to finish watching. It’s too bad because Blue Bayou is the kind of movie you want to like, steeped in local color and gorgeously grainy Super 16mm cinematography. Chon has clearly got talent both in front of and behind the camera, he just needs to take it down a notch or two.” - North Shore Movies, 09/17/2021

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★

    “Words barely matter in this gonzo mashup of midnight movie references and riffs, a barrage of homages to cult classics of yore so exhaustive it borders on exhausting. By no means should this picture be seen during the day, and perhaps not entirely sober. It’s a hoot while you’re watching, if the kind of fun that fades fairly fast in the morning light.” - North Shore Movies, 09/17/2021

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★

    “Not unpleasant, which is a problem. I’ve never seen a movie full of real people that feels so phony. Nobody ever gets angry. They don’t say swears, get drunk, bear any resentments or do anything at all that might disrupt this soothing appeal to socially conscious Whole Foods shoppers who will undoubtedly feel good about themselves rooting for a Disney movie about homelessness to win the Oscar.” - Spliced Personality, 09/25/2020

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    “It's all emblematic of the movie’s stunted worldview, snickering in-jokes, and deliberate distance from anything resembling reality. Waititi tells us that people are truly good at heart in a movie where Anne Frank lives at the end and dances to David Bowie. This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It's the Funko Pop Collector’s Edition of Shoah.” - North Shore Movies, 11/01/2019