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  • Boyhood
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Pain and Glory
  • Another Round

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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • Mandibles

    ★★★½

  • American Wrestler: The Wizard

    ★★★

  • L.I.P.S.

    ★★★

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely loved it. The cinematography is incredible. The landscapes captured, and all the human action too, it’s just phenomenal. This was shot by Ari Wegner (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIANCE S. 2, IN FABRIC, ZOLA), a name I should be paying attention to. And the editing was so well done too. I found this all very thought provoking and the characters so nuanced. And also so entertaining. I was worried I started it too late, if it would be too slow, but…

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    I felt so much love behind this picture. Lin-Manuel Miranda has such incredible talent for storytelling and I love what he did with Jonathan Larson's story here. I have never had the opportunity to see RENT on Broadway, but I saw clips of it when I was young and it blew my mind. It left a lasting impression on me. I've never been too creative on paper, but I felt a lot alike Larson in his picture here. And I…

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    It's stunning. It left me breathless. It's so tragic, yet hopeful. Tethered, but free. SPENCER is a gorgeous piece of filmmaking about a women born into the wrong life. Kristen Stewart was phenomenal as Princess Diana, and Timothy Spall and Sally Hawkins were so incredible as well. I would not mind this film sweeping any acting awards. There is such an enigmatic energy to this film that leaves so much unpacking to do. So much is understated, but it's a…

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    A stunning ode to simple pleasures and enjoying the moments with those around you. The character work in Pig is so rich, and there is such humanity in each. I found everyone so identifiable. And the cinematography is just so luscious. It really captures Portland and the PNW so well, inside and outside of the city. There is so much subtext here in this short runtime, it's truly a marvel of storytelling and filmmaking,

    This is a food movie and…