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  • The Power of the Dog
  • Dune
  • King Richard

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  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★½

  • King Richard

    ★★★★½

  • Encanto

    ★★★½

  • Beautiful Boy

    ★★★★½

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★½

    Time is ticking; days are flying by. What do we do with this precious time we have? We can be beaten and bashed by the highs and lows with the blurriest of futures ahead, or we can fight and carve out something to be proud of. It doesn’t have to be big; simply existing with some comfort and happiness is enough for some. For Jonathan Larson (writer / creator of Rent), “enough” wasn’t a possibility. 

    tick, tick…BOOM! covers an important…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    LFF Film #4

    You have to allow this one to simmer once the lights come up.

    Jane Campion has returned to directing after 12 years with the slow-burning epic, The Power of the Dog. Wide vistas wrap around a sharp-focused, deeply engaging story that reveals the delectable layers of its intricate characters. Dispersed into chapters, Campion’s film unfolds in a brutal couple of hours that begs you to remain invested, no matter how dreary it might feel; because beneath the gorgeous…

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  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★½

    Delightfully quirky, as all Wes Anderson films should be.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★★½

    This was everything.

    King Richard is gonna get Will Smith another Oscar nomination, and he just might win it this time. Such a fantastically textured and tangible performance; he dug in for this one. Aunjanue Ellis will likely get some recognition for her efforts, too. Both sink deep into their respective roles and made every beat count. Speaking of refined skill; Saniyya Sidney absolutely smashed it as the incomparable Venus Williams.

    On a related note, it’s nice to see Jon…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★½

    It started off so well. 

    Those opening 15/20 minutes were awesome; great jokes, fun action, complete uncertainty of what would happen. And then it went in a downward spiral of being edgy for the sake of being edgy, just seeming to drag on and on. Gunn knows how to write his characters, that much should be said. Just like with Guardians, he takes these complicated, misfit characters and makes them loveable. Unfortunately, it just didn’t feel like he knew exactly…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    This is only the beginning.

    After being pushed back a year, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is finally here. A cavernous, space-sprawling epic that warrants being experienced on the biggest screen possible. Based on the novel of the same name, Herbert’s world is bleakly translated to the screen in a most fitting way. Though the film wastes no time throwing you into the deep-end, its beautifully tight structure washes over you and transports you into the sandy, wide vistas of Arrakis. An…