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  • The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    ★★

    Having not read the source material, my reaction is to call this a failed adaptation. In a novel the Big Themes would come off better than the horribly awkwardness of them on screen. Speaking of awkward, I didn't buy a single one of the character relationships. Strange depiction of drug use.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★

    Any shaky plotting is covered up by relentless pacing and really stellar dialogue.

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  • The Accountant of Auschwitz

    The Accountant of Auschwitz

    ★★★★

    I totally get it if you don't think you need to see yet another film about the Holocaust, but this one genuinely has some new things to say. The subjects really grapple with what is trying to be accomplished with war crimes trials. Emotional, but also very thought provoking.

  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant cinematography and shot composition. I don't know if it's just the novelty of seeing the Indonesian local details, but this was thrilling. This and "Revenge" are making this a good year for feminist revenge films in world cinema.