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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    The nostalgia of 1960s Hollywood that Tarantino presents here is really interesting and works visually well. However, take away that backdrop and imagine that DiCaprio and Pitt aren’t A-listers, and what do you have left? An underdeveloped plot and even more upsetting, by Tarantino standards - underdeveloped characters. The 161 minute runtime should give more than enough room for some pretty great character development we’ve seen in his previous films, and though we get some of that, what we do…

  • Frozen II

    Frozen II

    ★★★★

    Wow. I was not expecting much from the sequel to what I thought was a pretty lackluster chapter in Disney’s repertoire. The first Frozen was boring, predictable, and I wanted to kill myself every time I heard “Let It Go”. Frozen II is so fantastic I actually saw it twice - of my own free will no less. The story is great, the comedic moments are on point, and the soundtrack is a knockout. If this and Moana are an indication of where Disney animated features are headed, we are all in for a treat.