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  • Candyman
  • Safe
  • Lost in America
  • Unbreakable

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  • Eternals

    ★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    ★★★★½

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    Polarizing, confident, and masterful. Scarlett Johansson harnesses the uncanny valley in a way that is constantly unnerving, and in sharp contrast to her voice-only work in last year's HER. She is the ethereal succubus here, leading the dumb and the pitiful to a cavernous pit of ceaseless darkness, an image so uncompromising in its starkness that it induces trembles of fear. It's in that head space that UNDER THE SKIN mostly operates - while it's showing us humanity from the…

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★★

    Why does the most famous piece of Holocaust media concern the supposedly heroic deeds of a Nazi industrialist? SCHINDLER’S LIST is a 195 minute movie that shifts a barely peripheral figure in the narrative of the Holocaust front and center, in what has unfortunately become many people’s only association with history’s largest ever genocide. Spielberg’s indiscretions do not end with his lack of scope and shoddy attempt at covering it up, however - the work overall amounts to a frequently…