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  • The Green Knight
  • Memoria
  • Petite Maman
  • Titane

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★½

  • Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

  • House of Gucci

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Phantom Thread was iconic on arrival. It has everything going for it. Interesting characters, snappy dialogue, flawless acting, the best soundtrack in recent memory, not to mention that it is, simply put, extremely odd. The film will be memorable to anyone that watches it due to the last ten minutes that escalate things in a way that you either love or loathe. As for myself, I distinctly remember grinning ear to ear the second Reynolds starts chewing.

    That being said,…

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★★

    “I need more from you. I’m gonna need more from you.”

    Upgrading Personal Shopper to 5 stars. Frankly there are still things in this film I can’t understand, that I can’t reconcile with the whole, and yet, I find myself thinking about it all the time. It seems to me that this is one of the most interesting and unique films of recent times, the fact that I am still sifting through its layers on a third watch can only…

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  • Capernaum

    Capernaum

    ★★★★

    Sean Baker: “Look how rough it is for impoverished children in America”

    Nadine Labaki: “Hold my beer”

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    Don’t want to succumb to the festival fever too soon by calling a film a masterpiece, but this is a masterpiece. Hot damn. Looks amazing for a start, rare to see a B&W film so fearless in its use of black. 

    Has an incredibly haunting foghorn score that is such a perfect throwback and is so so overbearing. Eggers excels with dialogue and character. Listening to this film sounds like poetry even as characters are yelling profanities at each other.…