Watch List Weekly Recap 10/20/23

Two recommendations this week: A little-seen gem from a decade ago and a powerhouse epic from right now

Watch List Weekly Recap 10/20/23

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Good Movies 📽

One Good Film: "Short Term 12" (2013)

Ty Burr • Oct 16, 2023

A beacon of hope in a week you could probably use one. Writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton’s second feature film fictionalizes his own experiences as a counselor at a county-run residential treatment facility for troubled teens. One enjoyable aspect of watching this ten years after it was released is seeing so many young actors who have gone on to bigger things: Brie Larson, LaKeith Stanfield, Rami Malek, Stephanie Beatriz, and more...

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Good Movies 📽

What To Watch: "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Ty Burr • Oct 20, 2023

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is, like “The Irishman,” a story of a man’s moral rot. But it’s also the story of a people’s final flowering of power and pride before being destroyed by men who couldn’t abide seeing them prosper. Scorsese and his collaborators create the dusty bygone world of 1920s Oklahoma and the Osage Nation with the fascination and fidelity of the director’s religious films. We are witness to a kingdom, and to the termites gnawing at its timbers...

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