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  • Little Italy

    Little Italy

    ★½

    A Canadian romantic comedy about stereotypical Italian-American culture?

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    There's something so deeply unsettling about how masterful the slow burn doppelgänger terror in Us is. Thanks to the runaway success of the acclaimed Get Out, comedian turned horror filmmaker Jordan Peele's seemingly natural storytelling prowess feels even more confident as his precise use of doubles as a motif strikes every frame of his sophomore effort superbly.

    full review @ rickchung.com

  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    ★★★½

    It's a riveting documentary with plenty of slickly-presented imagery, including promotional footage originally shot by another documentarian Errol Morris, about the rise and downfall of the now notorious tech fraudster and Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.

  • Triple Frontier

    Triple Frontier

    ★★★

    This ensemble team-up film feels like an altogether solid, if unspectacular, men on a mission gone wrong shoot ‘em up with strong parallels to A Simple Plan.

  • The Lego Ninjago Movie

    The Lego Ninjago Movie

    ★★★

    Everything is just okay.

  • My Best Friend's Wedding

    My Best Friend's Wedding

    ★★★½

    Peak '90s romantic comedy—what an insane premise mostly delightfully executed.

  • Dog Days

    Dog Days

    ★★½

    Sunny.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    Marvel Studios' latest foray into more intergalactic space elements of its massive interconnected comic book franchise, Captain Marvel, is a perfectly fine and aggressively underwhelming entry thanks to some rather blandly generic feeling storytelling despite some highs. Brie Larson stars as the titular fighter pilot Carol Danvers (aka "Vers") turned alien energy power source and reluctant weapon of cosmic destruction.

    full review @ rickchung.com

  • Gloria Bell

    Gloria Bell

    ★★★½

    Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio remakes his own 2013 Spanish-language drama, Gloria, beat for beat for American audiences. This time, the film stars a glowing Julianne Moore as the titular mid-fifties divorcée. Gloria Bell feels like a rather refreshing take on the older, single female experience filled with equal parts joy and sadness.

    full review @ rickchung.com

  • The Untouchables

    The Untouchables

    ★★★★½

    Impeccably made.

  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    ★★★★

    Absolutely horrifying and deeply upsetting in how thoroughly detailed it is.

  • Fighting with My Family

    Fighting with My Family

    ★★★

    It's a mostly refreshing and well-executed take on the inspirational sports underdog true story with a nice professional wrestling twist even despite the brand investment qualities thanks to its close association with the WWE.

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