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  • Benedetta

    ★★★

  • Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

    ★★½

  • Belfast

    ★★

  • Häxan

    ★★★★★

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  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★

    I understand that Belfast is supposed to be from a child’s perspective, particularly the childhood memories of director Kenneth Branagh, but the movie goes rather far into infantilizing everything happening within it, sometimes in disingenuous ways. Branagh was born and partially raised as a child in Belfast (he moved to England at 9) and the camerawork and editing do a decent job of encapsulating the sort of view of a neighborhood that a child might have – a lot of…

  • As Good as It Gets

    As Good as It Gets

    ★★½

    While Nicholson absolutely smashes it out of the park being a total loony asshole, the emotions on display are disjointed, its tone wavers too easily, and the directing is full of baffling choices.

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  • Nasir

    Nasir

    ★★★★½

    A challenging study of character and one's place in society. The movie is as comprehensive and articulate a visual depiction of the broad spectrum of racist thought and action, from microaggression to genocide, as has been put to film at least in this century.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★

    An essay film disguised as an action-adventure film.