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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★½

    incredibly beautiful, but maybe overwhelmingly so

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    this second time around, the central question seemed less "who am i?" and more "how do i say the true and real and hard things to the people in my life?" and that changed my experience completely.

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    every moment teetering on the precipice of great tragedy or great joy, but ultimately it all returns to a quiet, everyday equilibrium. (even when the most beautiful/terrible events actually do strike.) each of us, a little broken, and yet... we go on.

    finished watching this, looked around, and the world seemed a little different.

  • Minari

    Minari

    what lingers for me is not just story/performance (wonderful wonderful), but also something more elemental... the constant sound of crickets, sunlight glimmering on the grass, flames unfurling against the night sky.

    memories that feel like my memories.

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    (a little disappointed that minari is being marketed so relentlessly as an "american" story... after watching, the only real allegiance i see the film having is to human beings and to soil. maybe someday we'll be able to recognize the humanity of a person/family/community without having to subsume them into the violent framework of the nation state 🙄)