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  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★★

  • Fear Street: 1994

    ★★

  • Hustlers

    ★★★★

  • Touch of Evil

    ★★★★

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  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★★

    The opening shot of a little Black girl is captivating and the film never stops being captivating.

    I'm so happy to see more films about Black, male relationships with a tender perspective to them. This is a film about friendship, gentrification, race and Black masculinity.

    Despite those tough topics, it has a whimsical quality wrapped up in the fantasy of the house. Also, Jonathan Majors is superb.

    The ending broke my heart. But it's a perfect bit of cinema.

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★

    I appreciate that the last girls are lesbians, but that alone doesn't make it a good horror film. It is not good.

    I feel that giving it one star puts it in the cult status category, so I might put it in the 2 start mediocre category it deserves.

    It's one part Riverdale, via Stranger Things and Scream. It feels like a shameless cash in on Stranger Things success and 90s nostalgia, but doesn't do either of those things well.…

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  • Awaara

    Awaara

    ★★★★½

    Riffing off Charlie Chaplin's The Vagabond, this film is a Bollywood classic, with visuals worthy of David Lean or Orson Welles. It's all expressionistic angles and tremendous sets. The songs are all incredible too. It really is top notch, with beautiful acting from Nargis and Raj Kapur.

    Of course, the iconic 'Dream' sequence is worth the ride, alone, but really it's the charismatic Raj and Rita, who make it.

  • The Company You Keep

    The Company You Keep

    ★½

    Robert Redford called in friend favours for this film. The cast is stacked with big names who don't have enough time to do much.

    There are no thrills in this nonsensical espionage thriller. It was so dull I had to stop watching. I just didn't care.