Infinity Pool review: a deep dive into depravity

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“The 1% is skewered (and screwed) in Brandon Cronenberg’s trippy, sex-fueled thriller.”

Pros

  • An original concept
  • Cronenberg’s assured, visionary direction
  • Outstanding performances from Skarsgård and Goth
  • A great synth score

Cons

  • Some ideas aren’t as fleshed out as others

In the opening five minutes of Brandon Cronenberg’s new movie Infinity

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Plane. Movie. Review. Good. | CBC News

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January is generally seen as a fallow time of year for film fans. Most studios are more focused on pumping out awards season contenders — artful films with complicated views of the human condition. If you’re in the mood for something more straightforward, may I point you to the uncomplicated

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LG StanbyME review: bad name, so-so TV, excellent stand

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LG’s StanbyME is one of the most unusual TVs I’ve ever used, and that’s saying something: I’ve tested Samsung’s raft-like Odyssey Ark gaming monitor as well as the nearly square LG DualUp. Those are both relatively normal by comparison. The StanbyME is a 27-inch battery-powered touchscreen TV on a wheeled

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Broker review: A tender, affecting family drama

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“Song Kang-ho and Lee Ji-eun shine in Broker, the moving new portrait of a found family from Shoplifters director Hirokazu Kore-eda.”

Pros

  • Song Kang-ho and Lee Ji-eun’s lead performances
  • Hirokazu Kore-eda’s impeccable writing and direction
  • Hong Kyung-pyo’s atmospheric cinematography

Cons

  • A third act that gets a bit too unwieldy
  • Several
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Babylon review: the magic and misery of the movies

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“Damien Chazelle’s Babylon is a sprawling portrait of late 1920s Hollywood that just so happens to be one of the boldest and best movies you’ll see this year.”

Pros

  • Damien Chazelle’s bravura visual style
  • Linus Sandgren’s gorgeous, versatile cinematography
  • Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Li Jun Li’s scene-stealing performances

Cons

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