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Past Lives

Past Lives (2024.7, Simple, Love)

Past LIves tells the story of three characters in a whirlwind of fond memories, painful regrets, and doubts of self-worth. A simple and tightly emotional story, but not one you will long remember (3.5*)

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Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin – When Friendship Ends (4.5*)

Set during the Irish Civil War in 1923, in a very small village on an isolated island (Inisherin) off the coast of Ireland, Padraic (Colin Farrell) finds his lifelong friendship is torn when his older best friend, Colm (Brendan Gleeson) suddenly, and without apparent reason, finds him “dull” and no longer wants to be with him. The change alters both men, and the entire village, both emotionally and physically. Martin McDonagh’s carefully written and directed script is executed by an Irish-born cast with seemingly perfect chemistry. A must-see film for any adult interested in how and why relationships, of any kind, change and, sometimes, end. (4.5*) The Banshees of Inisherin

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(5 Stars) An exceptionally well crafted movie that moves you through multiple emotions all while exploring the complexities of social class.

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Marriage Story

(4.5 Stars) A sometimes difficult movie to watch, but with powerful moments. The boundaries between love and hate are thin.

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First Reformed

(4 Stars) Ethan Hawke in a well-crafted mystery/thriller full of plot twists and turns. If you pay attention, you will be rewarded.

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(3.5 Stars) Liberals will find humor and lots to support disliking Cheney. Conservatives, well, maybe you should avoid this one.

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Green Book

(4.5 Stars) Best Picture Winner and a compelling tale of two men, unlikely partners in a road-trip through the Deep South. One of the better movies of the year.

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The Favourite

(3 Stars) Although laced with fun and titillating moments throughout, the movie doesn’t deliver a totally coherent message.

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(5 Stars) Probably the best movie of the year and a great example of excellence in all dimensions. A must-see film.

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