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  • Arthur Christmas

    ★★★★

  • Aladdin

    ★½

  • Wolf

    ★★★

  • Deep Cover

    ★★★★

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  • Relic

    Relic

    ★★★★★

    I knew nothing about this movie going in. The pacing, tone, and overall mood were excellent, creating a constant dread throughout the film. That, paired with the director's understanding about how to add the smallest of movements in the background or a hidden shadow that's suddenly shifting, pretty much had me on the edge of my seat. I never knew what was going to happen, and in the end found the final moments to be a touching and poignant revelation.…

  • Departures

    Departures

    ★★★★★

    Powerful, touching story about death, connections, love, and what drives us. I really loved this.

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  • Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas

    ★★★★

    I guarantee this has played in my house every year since it was released 10 years ago. And I guarantee it'll keep playing every Christmas for years to come.

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  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★½

    Rehash with no new life. Will Smith holds his own to Robin Williams' iconic creation, but I was still left scratching my head...

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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★

    I always go back and forth on whether I like this film or not, but rewatching it, I really found myself captivated by the characters and, in particular, Tommy's journey into isolation.

    I don't think I'd classify this as a gangster genre film, even though that's its subject. It's not really a crime story either. It's really a character piece about a character whose motivations are always hidden, and half the time seemingly even from himself.

    Sonnenfeld's cinematography and Burwell's score are standouts in this film. Production design, casting, direction -- all spot-on.

    Great film.

  • Deep Cover

    Deep Cover

    ★★★★

    Strong undercover cop story that tells a tale with a resolution we've seen many times but with characters that stand out, great performances carrying them, and direction that doesn't hold back. Felt like a lived-in world. Laurence Fishburne paired with Jeff Goldblum is something this world needs more of.