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Batman and Robin (1997)

1997 was a special summer for the movies. Speed 2: Cruise Control featured Willem Dafoe…

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Sound of Metal (2020)

Sound of Metal is a great film, replete with sly humor and aching sadness. It’s less about Ruben’s deafness than what he does next: Even in profound loss, there is the potential for spiritual gain. Ahmed could very well win the Oscar for Best Actor–he’s that good. (Raci is a dark horse, as well.) If you’re looking for compelling drama, this one is well worth the stream.

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Minari (2021)
Five Stars

This film puts me in a bit of a bind. I was good and ready to call the Oscars for Nomadland. Now, I’m not so sure.

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Nomadland (2021)
Five Stars

As a character study, Nomadland is strengthened by a startling sense of realism: When Fern mingles with the actual people depicted in Bruden’s book, it feels eerily like we’re watching a documentary.

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Patton (1970)
Five Stars

This is undoubtedly a war film, but the war is really just a canvas upon which to paint Patton’s massive personality.

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Heat (1995)
Five Stars

Beyond its legacy, Heat remains an engaging masterpiece–an intimate character study of epic proportions.

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JFK (1991)
Five Stars

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Malcolm X (1992)
Five Stars

Malcolm X is as ambitious in scope as any biopic ever made, ranking alongside the likes of Gandhi and Lawrence of Arabia.

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From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Five Stars

You’re right to have doubts.  I’ve had them, too.  But let’s go back and take a look at From Justin to Kelly with new eyes.

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Parasite (2019)

By the time this cinematic cyclone has effectively devastated us, the only thing we can do with all this sadness and shock is laugh at the perfect symmetry of it all.

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