JOY RIDE – Review by T.J. Callahan

Ladies who raunch are having the times of their lives thanks to the perverted minds of writer/director Adele Lim who takes an “ if you can’t beat ‘em, join ’em” foray into the usually all male unapologetically explicit R rated comedy. But Joy Ride isn’t a one-way trip. Lim brings the venture full circle as the ladies explore not just their sexuality, but stereotypes, friendship and belonging — and learning how to appreciate who they are. Joy Ride is full throttle and full frontal and just when you think it’s an irreverent comedy on cruise control, it turns down the road to redemption with sparks of subtle social commentary and soul.

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EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Everything Everywhere All at Once has moments where viewers might wonder, What the heck did I just watch? The film has martial arts fights with dildos and pixelated body parts, characters who nibble on “hot dog fingers”, and sentient rocks. But stick with it. Everything matters, as absurd as it is, and it’s beautiful when you least expect it. A stellar cast led by Michelle Yeoh holds this zany multiverse together. The martial arts veteran naturally makes her action scenes look effortless. She’s also funny, poignant, and incredibly endearing as Evelyn Wang, a put-upon Laundromat owner whose fractured relationships hint at her greater adventure.

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EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Review by Susan Granger

Never has there been a more truthful title. In Everything Everywhere All at Once, the filmmakers adhere to the motto that too much is never enough. It’s like watching a deftly structured Sliding Doors concept become an action-packed, cacophonous Cloud Atlas.

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