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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    ★★★½

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

  • Fish Tank

    ★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★½

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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    ★★★½

    Christian Coulson as Tom Riddle could GET IT. I’ll open more than just the Chamber of Secrets for you, sir! 😝

    I’ve always enjoyed this installment with all the new characters and creatures along with the darkness creeping in at the edges. It zips along simply because there is so much action to get through so the 160 minutes don’t feel like a chore to me. Inevitably, certain bits fall into The Book Is Better category.

    MVPs this go-round—Kenneth Branagh & Jason Isaacs: delicious scenery chewers!

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

    Far from perfect but Cha Cha Real Smooth’s charm, kindness and relatability make it feel like a solid crowdpleaser that should make for quite the bidding war among distributors!

    Cooper Raiff oozes charisma and has ruined my life completely because no man has ever been so poorly dressed yet so devastatingly adorkable.
    Dakota Johnson’s chemistry with Raiff is off the charts and turns in fine, fine work as a mother clinging to the stability for her and her daughter. The…

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    It nearly broke my heart right at the start.
    To see Frances behaving so effortlessly and Chloé Zhao framing the Western landscape with a breathtaking reverence. 
    To hear the stories and see the world-whipped faces of the fellow nomads Fern encounters on her journey.
    To be reminded how living life in the present can be a true, true calling. Loss may be wide, but so is the open sky.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    One of the best films of the year. FOR FUCK'S SAKE JANE CAMPION.

    Complex performances driving at the themes of threatened/threatening masculinity and a son's devotion to his mother's happiness. Much like the environments Campion creates in The Piano and In the Cut, nature feels tactile and imposing and the camera glides deftly along the vast Montana landscapes. Jonny Greenwood’s score terrifyingly punctuates the proceedings with persistent piano and banjo riffs.
    Cumberbatch, Dunst and Smit-McPhee all have great moments and…