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  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★

    a deceptively simple, powerful, universal piece of cinema wherein right and wrong are never concretely defined.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★½

    Here's to the ones who dream... Contemporary Hollywood does Jaques Demy doing Classic Hollywood. Didn't expect the final act to be so emotional - it's far from perfect, but it made me feel something, and I can never ignore that

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  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★

    often, the key to successful dystopia is to not set the story so far in the future it feels distant. Cuaron avoids this, consciously refraining from distracting sci-fi elements, and instead grounds his film such that it feels like a plausable, exaggerated version of Britain today, with hateful isolationist rhetoric pushed to its extreme - watching it 15 years later, the political commentary feels almost on the nose. are we so predictable? (pretend I've written a paragraph here about humanity, hope, faith, and Lubezki just being Lubezki)

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★½

    wake up babe, new fav Kubrick just dropped, a real triumph in visual storytelling. insanely good use of natural lighting (especially through, often brightly backlit, windows, and by soft candlelight) and composition, it's almost like a three hour painting. some of the wide angle shots had me moaning out loud fr.