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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    ★★★½

    A stylish and handsome but drab gangster flick that starts off slowly but never escalates to considerable heights, yet the fine production design and strong performances enhance its unidentified setting, and the simple plot obscured by convolutions keeps us engaged.

  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    ★★★★

    At four hours long, this is an incessantly intriguing, poignant, powerful, thought-provoking, and at times heartbreaking documentary that delves into the stories of two victims who were sexually assaulted by Michael Jackson and is told through a series of spoken testimonies, footage, and honest accounts that show the lifelong, detrimental effects caused by poor parenting, naivety, and pedophilia.

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  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    With a bleak atmosphere, an emotional story, and a remarkably detailed script, Prisoners can be extremely distressing to watch, but it reaches the level of perfection with the help of a rigorous direction that invests in a simmering tension; a glorious cinematography; a distinguished score that can be both foreboding and melancholic; and amazing performances from its cast.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    Even with a perfunctory storyline, an uncharismatic Brie Larson, and its other imperfections, Captain Marvel is a refreshingly simple, if harmless origin story that works at introducing a new superhero and fitting the lighthearted tone of early films in its universe.