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A Quiet Place Review

Director John Krasinski’s third feature A Quiet Place is a crafty little thriller set a few years in the future. The film has minimal dialogue and maximal, human-eating monsters. The origin of these creatures is never discussed or explained; instead, the film takes them for granted. It then...

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Taxi Driver Review

When one considers Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, the first thing they usually think of is “You talkin’ to me?” It’s easily one of the most quoted lines in cinema history. However, the one line that never gets quoted is the last one in the film: “Well, I’m...

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Isle of Dogs Review

Wes Anderson’s latest, Isle of Dogs, is worth seeing, an exactingly, fastidiously composed stop-motion venture. This is Anderson’s second stop-motion animation feature, following 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, a film I thoroughly loved. Isle of Dogs is set 20 years in the future, in the...

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Phantom Thread Review

Phantom Thread opens with a simple title card accompanied by high-pitched tones, followed by a medium close-up of a young woman, her face bathed in firelight. “Reynolds has made my dreams come true,” she says calmly to an as yet unseen figure. The remainder of the film does its best to...

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The Shape of Water Review

The Shape of Water marks director Guillermo del Toro's return to the fantastical and stars Sally Hawkings, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Eliza Esposito (Hawkins) is a mute woman working as a member of the cleaning staff at a 1960s American government...

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