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  • Carol
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Autumn Sonata
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  • 21 Jump Street

    ★★★★½

  • Dracula

    ★★★½

  • The Imposter

    ★★★½

  • Eternals

    ★★★★

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  • 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    ★★★★½

    Revived the comedy genre to a place that feels like it has to be self-referential and satirical all the time, but 21 Jump Street was the first to do it, and remains the best version (besides its own sequel maybe). Tatum and Hill have insane chemistry, memorable, quotable dialogues, the supporting actors (Ice Cube, Rob Riggle, Dave Franco) all get their highlight moments to shine, and Lord/Miller in the first foray into live action proved just how good they can be as directors.

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★½

    When Bram Stoker’s Dracula released in 1992, director Francis Ford Coppola wasn’t anywhere near the height of his powers. Many of his movies had gone over budget, studios were hesitant to bring him on, and in the months leading up to this film’s release, it was projected to be a massive dud, a failure of colossal proportions deemed to odd to succeed. Against all expectations, Dracula was one of the biggest hits of his career; and Coppola’s ostentatiousness has a…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    A Quiet Place is a nerve shattering film. It's a film that is designed to create tension, not just because of the lack of sound, but due to our emotional attachment to these characters. Most horror films forgo character development for scares, but actor-director John Krasinski understands that true horror comes from our fear for the characters. This is a must see theater experience, and the best horror film since 2015's It Follows. 

    From the very first scene, in which…

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★

    Lacking the style and panache of the Clooney Oceans Eleven, this incarnation of Oceans Eight never quite gets off the mark. Gary Ross of Hunger Games fame seems largely sedate behind the camera never utilizing any sort of flourishes or inventiveness. Though Oceans Eight has some delightful chemistry among the crew and a pretty enjoyable second and third act, it falters in ways too difficult to overlook.

    About 40 minutes into the film, I was beginning to get worried. From…