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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★½

    Whatever.

  • Amores Perros

    Amores Perros

    ★★★★

    I was so nuts about this film when I was 19. Was really one of the big ones for me, at least in terms of the kind of artful, hard-hitting stuff I thought I wanted to make. Storywise I can’t say it holds up that well, particularly after AGI’s pivot into full miserablism after this movie. However, it is just photographed and cut so beautifully, and there are so many clever touches in its assembly. Too accomplished to give it anything less than four stars, too faux-profound to give it anything more.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    I just don’t get the hate for this one. Every Jedi master winds up either dead or a crazy hermit, bizarre to me that people thought Luke would be spared that fate.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    You know… I wouldn’t call it a perfect movie or anything, but what a uniquely powerful experience. Even the Before movies, as perfect as they are, have these little subtle differences in style and format, where you never forget that you’re watching A New Film each time, and where each chapter has a self-contained arc and mission. Watching the two kids in Boyhood grow up so rapidly from scene to scene, in what never stops being the same movie, is…