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  • Let the Bullets Fly

    Let the Bullets Fly

    ★★★

    This was a wild ride of a Chinese spaghetti western comedy. Chow Yun Fat is having the time of his life here.

    So much of this was going over my head, not only because of the rapid fire pace but it also feels like a movie not made so much for westerners, with a lot of reliance on knowing Chinese culture. Luckily for me, I watched it with someone who was born and raised in China, so she paused it every 10 minutes to explain why this was happening, why it was funny and better translated the dialogue.

  • The Mole Agent

    The Mole Agent

    ★★★½

    A sweet, sometimes overly cutesy, but ultimately fun documentary that shows the joys of older people in a retirement center and an older gentleman sent in to investigate, after accusations of abuse. Some of the undercover stuff feels forced, but what I appreciated was seeing these older people having the time of their lives in a center like this, which sometimes can be vilified by public perception.

    You always hear people say the thought of being older and in a retirement home just sounds sad. Well not this one. I'd be lucky to end up at this one.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★

    Completely heartbreaking and powerful, with both time and reliability of the narrator being used to help you empathize with dementia patients. Any confusion you feel, just understand that confusions impact on others, don't fight go figure it all out.

    Since this was adapted from a stage production, the staginess of it could possibly hold the viewer at arm's length some, but it worked for me.

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★

    This movie is pretty inconsistent and at times rushed. And I don't mean compared to an important art house film. I mean compared to the John Wick style of filmmaking, this felt a little off. Like in the first fight, Hutch is barely able to take 5 thugs on a bus, but ten minutes later he takes out 20 guys with machine guns with ease.

    I get that his character is evolving back to who he was, but that's quite…