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  • A Little Chaos

    ★★★★

  • Welcome to Me

    ★★★★½

  • Mustang

    ★★★★½

  • Sicario

    ★★★★½

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  • A Little Chaos

    A Little Chaos

    This made the list for three reasons: Alan Rickman's direction and acting, Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci's excellent performances and my unending love of the reign of the Sun King (Louis XIV of France). Tucci playing Monsieur (Philippe, Duc de Orleans - the flamboyant brother of the King) was a revelation - and scenes with Rickman and Winslet were the heart of the show. Otherwise the film has some structure and pacing issues, but remains a lush and beautiful tale.

  • Welcome to Me

    Welcome to Me

    The only movie this year that induced uncontrolled laughter and mirth. Kirsten Wiig delivered one of the best female performances of the year, playing a unstable and off her meds Lotto winner who buys her own cable talk show. The titular show discusses the most important topic in her life: herself. The film succeeds as a (somewhat dark) comedy, but never loses it's heart while not pulling a single punch. Bravo.

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  • 45 Years

    45 Years

    I will love Andrew Haigh forever for his previous movie about a relationship, Weekend - probably the best movie about a gay relationship. In this film, it's the days leading up to a 45 year wedding anniversary that proves just as insightful and riveting. Rampling devastates and fascinates especially.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    Tarantino is in perfect form here. His script is almost made for the stage, but this is the correct medium. The acting is typically outstanding with Jackson and Leigh turning in career highs. The score from ultimate spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone
    adds everything from tension to whimsy at every scene. The 70mm film version adds a 15 minute intermission in the middle of the third and fourth chapters and turns the film into a three hour epic. A modern…