Jonah Desneux

Its only fitting to end with weird year with the possibly the weirdest Christmas movie of all time. Fatman answers the age old question of “What if Santa was actually badass?” Gibson and Goggins star in the bloody Christmas epic.

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I Am Greta touches on the rise in popularity of Swedish Teenage activist Greta Thunberg. Showing the highs and the lows of Thunberg’s activism on climate change, the film takes audiences on an inspiring emotional rollercoaster.

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‘Synchronic’ starts as a mind-bending psychedelic mystery and turns into a bland showcase of the scientific method in action. Anthony Mackie is good as the leading man, but he can’t save the lackluster script by himself.

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Rashida Jones and Bill Murray star in Sofia Coppola’s newest feature ‘On the Rocks.’ Coppola shows why she is one of the best auteurs working today, with her sharp dialogue-driven New York drama.

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Prepare to get mesmerized by a world of sweets in Ottolenghi and the Caked of Versailles. Preparing for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Versailles exhibit, Chef Yotam Ottolenghi assembles a team of culinary artists to capture the spirit of Versailles in form of deserts.

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Carrie Coon and Jude Law shine as a husband and wife in a toxic marriage in Sean Durkin’s newest feature.

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‘Rent-A-Pal’ is a strange thriller about the horror of loneliness. Perfect for this time, the themes, comedy, and performances make for an exhilarating viewing experience.

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‘Tesla’ is a bizarre biopic telling the story of the famous electrical inventor. The film excels with its unique storytelling and a wonderful performance by Eve Hewson.

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‘Boys State’ is a wonderful documentary capturing the mock political conflict of the 2018 Texas Boys State. Full of emotions and symbolism, it’s an insightful look into the current state of American politics.

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Real-life father and son Liam Neeson and Michael Richardson star in James D’Arcy’s directorial debut about a dysfunctional father and son coming together. The film doesn’t live up to its on paper potential and instead is dreadfully dull.

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A gruesome tale about an all-female cult and the evil Christ-like man who leads them, it’s disturbing yet visually stunning. However a lackluster script keeps the film from reaching its great potential.

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‘Black Magic for White Boys’ is a dark comedy full of bizarre characters and relevant themes. When a failing magician turns to the dark arts to regain popularity, trouble ensues when selfish characters attempt to use the spells for their own greedy interest.

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Bill Nighy and Annette Bening give masterful performances in William Nicholson’s new divorce drama. The characters aren’t always likable, but the lead’s performances will keep you entertained throughout.

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Ben Affleck is at his best in years in ‘The Way Back.’ Bringing personal experience to a role where the character struggles with vices, Affleck excels and is charming in his unique way. The film is not without it’s flaws, but it works and the emotional impact is there.

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‘Escape from Pretoria’ is an exhilarating escape film with a powerful message. Radcliffe doesn’t shine in his role of real-life political activist Tim Jenkin, but the characters motives are so pure it’s hard not to get invested.

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