THE REPORT

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“This is one of those movies where terrific character actors wear lanyards and stride purposefully down hallways speaking to one another in hushed tones. I love this kind of stuff, and Burns keeps the pace percolating with the jittery handheld energy and slinky synthesizer sounds associated with Soderbergh, if not his mentor’s gift for indelible images.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 11/15/2019

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THE IRISHMAN

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“A gangster movie to end all gangster movies, akin to Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven and John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in that it finds a filmmaker reflecting on the genre he helped define, issuing what feels like his final word on the subject. It’s sprawling, enthralling and often hilarious when it isn’t busy being deeply, unfathomably sad.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 11/13/2019

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DOCTOR SLEEP

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“Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep is a 2010 for The Shining, a doggedly prosaic sequel to a movie that defies understanding. There’s a plodding logic and a grounded, workmanlike approach to the material. I find Flanagan’s sensibility a bit on the drab side but it’s perhaps ideal for more literal-minded genre fans who haunt Reddit threads and Vox explainers.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 11/08/2019

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JOJO RABBIT

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“It’s all emblematic of the movie’s stunted worldview, snickering in-jokes, and deliberate distance from anything resembling reality. Waititi tells us that people are truly good at heart in a movie where Anne Frank lives at the end and dances to David Bowie. This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It’s the Funko Pop Collector’s Edition of Shoah.” – North Shore Movies, 11/01/2019

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