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  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • The Magician
  • Parasite

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  • Election

    ★★★★½

  • Paddington 2

    ★★★★

  • Muppets from Space

    ★★½

  • Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

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  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You see, you can't interfere with destiny. That's why it's destiny.

    For absolutely no reason at all, I thought now would be a good time to watch Election, Alexander Payne's breakthrough black comedy about a high school presidential campaign. In dueling voiceover narrations, social studies teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick, in the role that restarted his career) ambitious overachiever Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon, in her breakout role), and other key players tell the tale of Carver High's 1998 student government…

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★

    They made the bear even nicer! Remarkable stuff!

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  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    Not anyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.

    In recent years I've come to believe that Ratatouille is the crown jewel of Pixar's filmography. It may not pack the emotional punch of Up or Inside Out, have the cumulative power of the initial Toy Story trilogy, or feature a plot with the stakes of something like Finding Nemo, those are all fair points to make. What it does offer, to me, at least,…

  • High Flying Bird

    High Flying Bird

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Don't let 'em fool you all your life, fella. You were born for way more than this. Don't let 'em fool you.

    The NBA is in the midst of a labor stoppage the likes of which are unprecedented in league history. As High Flying Bird begins, we are 25 weeks into a lockout, and we're inching towards a lost season. NBA agent Ray Burke (a magnetic Andre Holland) and his prized signee, hotshot rookie Erick Scott, are in deep, deep…