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  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★

    Beautiful film provokes interesting questions.

  • The Kid Who Would Be King

    The Kid Who Would Be King

    ★★★

    Haven’t seen a film with as much eager optimism and adventurousness in 15 or 20 years probably.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    What a ride!


    No idea what the next phase of movies will bring for the MCU, but for the past 11 years, Marvel has churned out more movies than there are Democratic candidates for president.

    There were some “hell yeah!” and even “aw hell yeah!!” moments throughout but as far as on-screen MMORPGs go, Infinity War was massively better through and through.

    As fun as this movie was, I can’t shake that much of its impact was only earned through…

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★½

    In a word: sincere. Sincere in its naïveté, sincere in its brutalism, sincere in its sobriety.


    Initially revolving around a group of friends doing things immature groups of friends do, the film invites you in to be a part of the group—to be a part of their trivial hijinks.


    We know Michael, Nick and Steven are about to leave for Vietnam, but like most are back home, we’re so far removed from the war. We feel all of the requisite…