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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

Rain rides the same schmaltz train as Journey and hits all the stops along the way, but I honestly think I would prefer it without the deluge of doggy narration.

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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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Shoplifters (2018)

Shoplifters shows us a patchwork of people, stitched together by the pangs of desperation and loneliness.  

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a movie made by a movie buff, for other movie buffs.

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The Lion King (2019)

None of this Lion King is bad, but none of it is particularly inspired, either.  

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Midsommar (2019)

I found the story to be both intensely-compelling and yet emotionally-wearying at the same time.

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Good horror films should rattle your cage, and this one does a pretty good job of that.

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Cinemavino — Jeans and Genes

Earlier in our podcast life, Travis and I discussed our favorite guilty pleasure movies. Now that Taylor’s on board, we decided to revisit this discussion.

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Cinemavino — Who Takes It?

Take two of your favorite characters, real or not, and imagine them locked in combat.  Who wins?  That’s the premise of this week’s Cinemavino. Also, Travis “borrows” a scheme from Orange is the New Black, and we drink some delicious rosé.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

This third reunion of Pixar’s flagship characters finds everyone in great form, with some brilliant additions who prove that the famed digital studio still has plenty of tricks stored in its magic Mary Poppins-style bag.

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