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  • Back to the Future
  • Magnolia
  • On the Waterfront
  • Whiplash

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  • Eternals

  • Halloween Kills

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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  • Vivo

    Vivo

    ★★½

    This film was loud and without nuance. Love Miranda's work in 'Hamilton' (a little less so in 'In the Heights') but here the approach was too much and had both me and my kids wanting to fast forward - not a good sign.

    Also, the casting or Miranda for the lead was a misstep - the character needed to be cute and instead came across as creepy. A young girl hanging out with an animal with the voice of a…

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★★

    Cruella is devilishly good! A ultra-stylish 70s romp that dabbles in several genres of the era. Emma Stone & Emma Thompson's performances are delightfully wicked, fashionable, and fresh. Director Craig Gillespie delivers the layered Cruella character study we didn’t know we needed.

    The production design is exquisite! Costumes, makeup, hair & cinematography keep on impressing from start to finish. The music is A++*! It totally captures the era while adding to the narrative. And, Paul Walter Hauser had me laughing out loud.…

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  • The Mole Agent

    The Mole Agent

    ★★★★

    We went looking for a crime and what we find instead is a lot of heart.

    The Mole Agent gives us unprecedented access inside a nursing home to determine if the staff is negligent or abusive. An investigator hires and 80+ year-old man name Sergio to be his eyes and ears inside the home. What we find can certainly be considered criminal, but it is not what you would expect.

    This heartwarming and poignant exploration of aging and loneliness is…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    'Minari' is a touching look at family, hope, and the American Dream.

    Every scene is beautifully shot, transforming even an industrial setting into art. Lee Isaac Chung's direction is patient, unafraid to let us sit with the characters - it provides a more personal sense of the situation that would be lost if handled differently.

    The cast is impeccable from top to bottom. Steven Yeun is fantastic and Youn Yuh-jung is delightful.

    (Going to re-watch in coming days when less tired. Rating may change).