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Cinemavino — Squad Goals

For this week’s Cinemavino, we watch Monster Squad! Sean Jordan, an expert on horror movies, stops by to share his insights.

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Jexi (2019)

Jexi had potential, buried underneath all the layers of badness.

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Stuber (2019)
Two and Half Stars

To paraphrase those Muppets up in the theater balcony:  This ain’t half bad.  It ain’t half good, either.

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Cinemavino — A Surprise Joker Episode

For this surprise episode, we talk about Joaquin Phoenix’s incarnation of the Joker.  Plus, we drink some tasty red wine.  

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Cinemavino — Those About to Rock

This week, we screen an over-the-top 90s classic, The Rock.  We got cornball one-liners, frantic Michael Bay direction, and a wacky chase through the streets of San Francisco.

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The Farewell (2019)
Five Stars

With compassion, restraint, and considerable skill, The Farewell gives us a family whose grief both unites them, and sets them at odds with each other.

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Booksmart (2019)

This is an overtly clever, deceptively moving, and uncommonly strong teen movie about two super-intelligent girls who must confront their own social myopia.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

gonna kick off this review with the stinging chill of full disclosure:  Pokémon is an…

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Poms (2019)
Two and Half Stars

Poms goes straight for worn-out training montages and tepid sitcom jokes.

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The Hustle (2019)

The Hustle offers a few light chuckles and maybe even some glimmers of genuine cuteness, but mostly this is the cinematic equivalent of being draped in a cold, wet beach towel.

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