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Skyfire

Skyfire Michael says, Volcano goes boom. A lightly buttered popcorn film that loses a little of the silliness factor when you read the disaster movie’s predominately Mandarin Chinese dialog as subtitles. I waited patiently for the guy on a jet ski to get hit with volcanic debris and wasn’t disappointed.
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Late Spring

Late Spring Ben says, Among Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu’s most beloved works is this moving portrait of an aging father and his adult daughter. Starring Ozu regulars Setsuko Hara and Chishū Ryū, Late Spring finds the director exploring generational conflict with characteristic grace and his distinctive visual grammar. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men Scott says, The Coen Brothers’ best is this modern day Western, with drug cartel angel of death Javier Bardem relentlessly chasing down money-grabber Josh Brolin through the Tex-Mex badlands; from the novel by Cormac McCarthy.
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The Host

The Host Scott says, You just saw Parasite, now see Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho’s breakout with Western audiences with this monster movie that upends expectations just as much as Parasite.
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Under the Skin

Under The Skin Scott says, Scarlett Johansson is a long way from The Avengers in one of the most ominous, hallucinatory sci-fi films ever made. “Visionary” gets thrown around too much but director Jonathan Glazer qualifies.
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Hard Eight

Hard Eight The acclaimed director of There Will Be Blood & Phantom Thread debuted with this Vegas & Reno-set character study of Sydney (Philip Baker Hall), a old school casino dweller who mysteriously takes a lost soul (John C. Reilly) under his wing. With early parts for Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson & Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Young Adult

Young Adult Scott says, One of Charlize Theron’s most overlooked performances has her as a Gen-Xer wallowing in her supposed glorious days trying to get what she feels is owed. From the creators of Juno but a little more acerbic in its comedy – a female anti-hero with no socially redeeming arc or life lessons.
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Looper

Looper Michael says, Now that everyone has agreed to disagree about Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, but everyone loves Knives Out, we need to look again at his back catalog of work. This unique take on time travel, more about character and their world than physics.
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Kanopy For the Love of Cinema Documentaries

Kanopy For the Love of Cinema Documentaries Out of Print – A cast of unique characters experience the memorizing lure of the 35MM cinema’s effect on their lives. Includes interviews of the most prominent filmmakers in the industry, including: Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright, John Landis, Rian Johnson and Joe Dante.
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