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  • Midnight in Paris

    ★★★★

  • Being the Ricardos

    ★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★

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  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris

    ★★★★

    This is my wife’s favorite Woody Allen film. She doesn’t care that it’s Woody Allen and frankly neither do I. This is a good film because it doesn’t feel like a woody Allen film. It feels like a surreal walk through time and an investigation of the longings of the artistic soul.

  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    ★★½

    When I started watching this, it was just because I loved watching I Love Lucy reruns growing up. I wanted to see how well Nicole Kidman captured Lucille Ball’s wit and spark. I never saw that. She nailed the accent and sound of Ball, but when the cameras were supposed to be rolling I never saw the energy and humor that Ball so effortlessly presented. This was really about Desi as the hero who shielded Lucy from attack while being…

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  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    Fair warning: This is not a love story.

    In the vein of Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, this film is quirky, funny, and real. Well, as real as a film with a dance montage and animated bluebirds can be. It is refreshing to see a "romantic comedy" that doesn't have the traditional romcom ending of the opposite party coming to their senses and running off to regain the relationship that they lost earlier in the film…

  • Same Kind of Different as Me

    Same Kind of Different as Me

    ★★★★

    “A plate of food is nothing, he’ll still be homeless. What your doing is saying you ain’t invisible. I see you. That’s all.”
    Everyone out there enjoying I Can Only Imagine, should seek out this movie. I was wondering how Pure Flix got access to this level of talent, but then realized that the film was actually made by Paramount then distributed by Pure Flix. This is better than most things you will see from them. 

    The acting is solid,…