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Tina (2021)

Tina will please the singer’s diehard fans. It assembles the milestones of her life into one tidy, two-hour package.

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Godzilla vs. Kong won’t reshape cinema as we know it, but it also won’t make you want to chuck your TV into the Gulf of Mexico, either. If you’re in the mood for junk food, then this should more than satisfy that craving.

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

As you might guess, these actors all have extensive backgrounds in comedy, and they do a great job keeping Raya light-hearted and fun. Go into this film expecting exactly that, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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The Father (2021)

For Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), dementia is like a prison that’s constantly undergoing renovations: His room…

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La Llorona (2020)

Writer-director Jayro Bustamante’s newest film merges that infamous piece of folklore with the saga of a disgraced dictator, thus mingling supernatural horror with elements of real-life atrocities.

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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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Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
Two and Half Stars

If nothing else, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is probably the best thing that could’ve been reaped from the original material. And yes, that’s an insult and a compliment, bundled into one sentence.

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One Night in Miami… (2020)

Miami constructs a meetup of incredible people who tackle still-relevant issues. They push each other, and end up challenging us in the process. This is a funny, provocative, moving film, one that exceeds the hype surrounding it.

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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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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

In the The United States vs. Billie Holiday, director Lee Daniels finds the perfect actress to embody such a monumental subject. He just can’t get the material up to that same standard.

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