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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Review

Joy is in short supply these days, and I wish everyone finds something that gives them as much joy as Call Me By Your Name gave me.

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

Above all, The Last Jedi is simply a fun time at the movies that quenches desires to see Star Wars stalwarts, while also blazing an exciting new course.

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DARKEST HOUR Review

When you already have the heartwarming Their Finest and the compelling Dunkirk to come out this year, this by-the-numbers World War 2 movie simply feels inadequate for our times.

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LADY BIRD Review

There was not a moment I experienced in the theatres this year that was remotely comparable to the sensation of knowing that 2017 gave us something as pure as Lady Bird.

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THE POST Review

Steven Spielberg’s historical drama, The Post, couldn’t have come soon enough.

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CROOKED HOUSE Review

When a killer is revealed and your response is somewhere in the realm of “yeah I guess,” you've clearly made some stylistic missteps along the way.

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MAISON DU BONHEUR Review

directed by SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ            Canada            62 minutes

Towards the beginning of Sofia Bohdanowicz’s Maison du bonheur, Juliane Sellam (the focus of the documentary) explains the reasoning behind her early morning routine consisting of

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PSYCHOPATHS Review

Psychopaths, paints a kaleidoscopic tapestry of violence that marks the director’s first real foray into the abstract.

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FUTURE ’38 Review

There’s something fun about predicting the world of the future. We know our guesses will be massively off, but through our visions clouded by our favorite works of sci-fi, we think forward and see a world dramatically different from our own.

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THE SHAPE OF WATER Review

The Shape of Water is  an undeniably gorgeous film, bathed in a radiant, emerald glow and fully embracing its early ’60s backdrop that allows it to take on an old-Hollywood aesthetic.

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COCO Review

From the unmistakable vibrant colors that adorn its fully realized characters (all played by real Spanish-speaking actors) to the soundtrack bursting with guitar-plucking, toe-tapping flavor, Pixar surprises nobody through its unwillingness to compromise and to let Coco stand out as the one-of-a-kind film that is (although it begs the question of why such a cultural touchstone would need a 21-minute lead-in by the “whitest” of Christmas specials in the grating Olaf's Frozen Adventure, but I digress).

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DRIFTWOOD Review

With Paul Taylor being a cinematographer, working on recent releases such as The Winds That Scatter and Wake Me When I Leave, it is not surprising that his first foray into directing would focus exclusively on visuals in order to convey his narrative, ridding the film from the constraints of dialogue effectively redirecting all focus onto the movements and body language of the actors in an attempt to present an unadulterated production of visual storytelling, stripped bare of the extraneous proving the power of purified imagery.