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|72 59%||Under the Skin (2014) - Jul 20, 2019
"Excellently helmed and beautifully scored, Under the Skin tells an interesting tale of humanity from an alien perspective that lacks the emotional connection to make the characters and plot compelling enough to maintain interest. "
|89 85%||A Ghost Story (2017) - Jul 15, 2019
"Ethereal and transcendent, A Ghost Story is a profound meditation on death, grief, and time that looks spectacularly lo-fi and uses its pondering pace to great dramatic and emotional effect. "
|73 61%||The Immigrant (2014) - Jul 13, 2019
"It lacks the bite I hoped it would possess, but The Immigrant is still a solid period drama with great world-building and stellar performances from Cotillard and Phoenix. "
|86 80%||Midsommar (2019) - Jul 10, 2019
"Ari Aster's follow-up to Hereditary feels like a complete 180, but that doesn't mean it's any less effective at creating unease and dread. Midsommar occasionally struggles with pacing, but it never lets up on its aesthetic beauty, both visually and sonically. Subverting many folk horror tropes and instead becoming like a twisted, dark fairytale does the film many favors, helping it feel more fresh and original than it might seem on a first viewing. "
|99 98%||2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Jul 09, 2019
"I admire 2001 more than I enjoy it, but I think this is the kind of reaction Kubrick intended for his audience. There has never been a more symphonic or more beautiful science fiction film ever created; it is not hard to see how it directly influenced many of the genre's later standouts. A first viewing can be puzzling, but diving deeper and deeper into the film helps tremendously: there are countless layers of meaning about human nature, existentialism, and AI that still resonate well today. "
|81 72%||Lion (2016) - Jul 08, 2019
"It can veer on the overly melodramatic at times, but Lion's simultaneously grounded and ethereal feel and its excellent first half make it stand out among other films with its general narrative arc. "
|88 83%||Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) - Jul 03, 2019|
|59 45%||The Dead Don't Die (2019) - Jul 01, 2019
"A great cast with some excellent chemistry and good meta-humor make this worth a watch. It's message seems like it would have been better delivered subtly, but it updates the idea of a zombie flick nicely for 2019. "
|87 82%||Gone Baby Gone (2007) - Jun 26, 2019
"Some great performances and Affleck's work behind the camera take this twisting tale from good to great. It unfolds more like a mystery than the standard crime film, and that helps Gone Baby Gone feel more old-school and unique with its questions of morality and ethics. "
|54 40%||The Devil Wears Prada (2006) - Jun 26, 2019|