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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    Not at all the film I expected it to be, but I loved what this film brought to the table. An incredibly tender portrayal of a man who had always been driven by extremes. Riz Ahmed absolutely rocks the house as a drummer losing his hearing, which brings to the surface all the vices of his past and refocuses his priorities. Sound of Metal is a film about acceptance, love, and passion. Letting go is an extremely hard thing to…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★½

    Most movies with this much style let the viewer off the hook, but Promising Young Woman manages to be flashy, playful, and sleek while always keeping the stakes lurking in the background. It is a powder keg of a movie and the potentially deadly sparks are constantly shooting off. There is joy and despair, trauma and catharsis, grief and love. The dizzying blend of genres is a wonder to behold. 

    Mulligan gives a career-defining performance and the supporting cast is…