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  • Moonrise Kingdom
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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★★★

  • Onward

    ★★★★★

  • The Assistant

    ★★★★

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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    An absolutely heart wrenching film set in the frighteningly authentic and desolate modern Chinese landscape. 

    The film is four hours of depression that simply flows peacefully and hopelessly on like a river, downstream.. downstream.. downstream. 

    Dialogue is minimal yet effective. Characters are understated and layered. 

    I’ve had arguments with friends over this, but to me, the ending is filled with a soft sort of hope that truly feels just as authentic and gritty as the sadness. After the suffocation of…

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★★★

    I FINALLY WATCHED THIS GEM.

    Omg this movie was awesome. It really encapsulated what it likes to hate yet LOVE your family. As a filmmaker I’ve never really been interested in exploring the theme of family, but this film made me appreciate it so much. 

    Scenes that really stood out to me: 
    1. The scene where the older brother breaks down, and olive just sits next to him until he feels better. His ambition and passion for flying really touched…

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  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★★★★

    I love love LOVED this movie. The theatre was shaking with laughter and gasps the whole way through. The ending with the brother and dad gave me waterworks. The premise was very modern and relevant too, and immediately relatable. Great writing. 

    As a film student when I first had to watch this in class I was like “argh a Pixar movie I’d rather watch some artsy drama,” but now I’m reminded of why these movies are so important.

  • The Assistant

    The Assistant

    ★★★★

    A quietly powerful and all too relatable film about the layers of protection that surrounded Weinstein, and the gendered power structure of the film industry.

    It forces you to live for 90 minutes in the shoes of a woman at the bottom of a food chain, and gives you an intimate understanding of how people become complicit and desensitized to the evil happening around them.

    This film was very quiet and slow, and follows Jane as she performs mundane tasks.…