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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    MINAAAARII MINAAARRIIII WONDERFUL WONDErFUL

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    best of the year — going to take my time, and write on this one <3 <3

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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★★

    what felt like a long, incredibly luxurious (and overdue) exhale:
    SEEING a casual conversation between friends over FOOD that isn't white!
    HEARING MUSIC my parents listened to scoring a wedding! a party! the end credits of a whole-ass movie!
    CHEERING for appearances (that cameo in the end credits !!!!!) made by celebrities that would NEVER otherwise have a big cameo in which a partially (maybe even majority) white audience GASPS.

    these are the most natural things in every single movie…

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    Disclaimer: there is no possible way for me to have any critical distance from this. It is, quite literally, with almost the SOLE exception of its premise (which in itself is not that far from something my family would actually do) a story that traces my life. I think that Lulu Wang has made a movie straight from my own heart, telling a part of my story in a way I could never tell, if only because I am too…