(3.5 *) It’s good, but requires a lot of effort!
(3.5 Stars) A flawed but intriguing look at the psychology of an ‘Unnatural Mother’.
(4.5 *) A simple tale, simply told. But delivers a big emotional payoff.
(5 Stars) A stunning sensory experience and quite likely the next Star Wars.
(4.5 Stars) Quite likely the Best Picture of the Year. Let me explain why.
(3.5 Stars) An Indian tale of ambition and an indictment of Western capitalism.
(1 Star). You’ve been warned – watch only if you really like this kind of thing.
(4 Stars) A captivating evening with four icons of history.
(3.5 Stars) Pretty to look at, but not enough anger!
(5 Stars) A perfectly crafted movie with profound impact.
(4.5 Stars) In addition to what you expect, it shows that old folks still have huge creative talent. Still one of the best pictures of 2019.
(5 Stars) A wonderful feminist approach that is perfect holiday entertainment. A well crafted movie.
(4 Stars) An intriguing portrait of two men arguing the nature of the Pope, the Church, and society.
(3 Stars) Some good moments. But the movie doesn’t quite come together.
(4.5 Stars) Difficult to watch, especially right now. But perhaps necessary.
(4.5 Stars) A wonderful romance with terrific music. Another one of the better movies this year.
(4 Stars) This surprising little gem will leave a mark on your heart.
(4.5 Stars) A Coen Brothers film and a collection of six stories, each of which will puzzle and amuse.
(3.5 Stars) In yet another remake, Lady Gaga shows she can act better than Bradley Cooper can sing. Its OK if you’re into sappy romances.
(5 Stars) One of my favorite movies of the year, a black man joins the KKK. Although it sounds like a comedy, this is a Spike Lee movie full of important messages.
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