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Free Solo

I loved this documentary. It tells the story of Alex Honnold's quest to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. What does it mean to free solo a climbing route?…
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Venom

I didn't have too many expectations about this movie because I didn't really know Venom from the Marvel Universe. I had heard that critics generally didn't like the movie but…
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The Wife

I was excited to see this movie, mainly because I really like Glenn Close. She was excellent as always. But this was one of the most annoying movies I've ever…
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Searching

Searching starts well, telling the story of a young family entirely through their interactions with a computer. We see the moment when the daughter is old enough to get her account…
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Juliet, Naked

Nick Hornby's enjoyable novels have been made into some great movies--About a Boy and High Fidelity come to mind. Juliet, Naked is one of my favorite Hornby novels and this adaptation…
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End of Summer Movies

I have gotten behind in writing my mini movie reviews. So here is a post to talk about the movies I have seen in the last month and a half.…
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Leave No Trace

No actor plays "damaged" better than Ben Foster. I loved the movie Hell or High Water, which pitted a poor Texas family against evil bankers. Chris Pine is a great…
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Hereditary

This movie has received a lot of critical praise, with a 90% positive critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. It might be telling, however, that its positive audience score is only…
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Ocean’s 8

An all-female sequel (sort of) to Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12, and Ocean's 13, this movie follows the heist formula pretty closely. There are lots of twists and turns in the…
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Solo: A Star Wars Story

When this movie first started, I didn't think I was going to like it. In the early scenes, it felt like everyone was trying too hard and not succeeding. But…
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Disobedience

I have been looking forward to this movie since I first saw the trailer months ago. The story focuses on Ronit, played by Rachel Weisz, who learns that her father…
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Killing Eve

The best show I've seen this year is Killing Eve. The story focuses on a woman in intelligence in England and the assassin she begins to track. Sandra Oh and…
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Picnic at Hanging Rock

One of my favorite movies of all time is Picnic at Hanging Rock. I have only seen it once, back in college, but its mysteriousness has stuck with me. Because…
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RBG

I loved this documentary. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is inspiring. This rendition of her life strikes a balance between her personal life and her professional career. Without the support of her…
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Tully

I loved the first half of this movie. Then it takes a strange turn. The big reveal near the end of the movie felt like a cop out. Charlize Theron…
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Lean On Pete

Supposedly about a race horse but really about a boy born into tough circumstances and his journey toward safety. Charlie Plummer is great as Charlie. Very sad, but realistic movie…
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Moonlight

I see a lot of movies and I don't usually write much about them. But the movie I saw last weekend, Moonlight, has really stuck with me and I hope…
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