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  • Black Christmas
  • Carol
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Beanpole

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

  • Passing

    ★★★★

  • Babette's Feast

    ★★★★

  • Tampopo

    ★★★★★

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    Great music, good performances, nice choreo & set pieces that look like they were actually directed by someone who knows how to competently do a fucking musical (regardless how we feel about Lin Manuel as a performer and how hit-or-miss he can be as a writer, the popular appeal of his work & his behind-the scenes contributions to both stage and film in recent years can’t really be denied); so nothing much to complain about. This had everything his and John M.…

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★★

    Stunning work from everyone involved; the entire ensemble is amazing—even the supporting actors & those in minor roles; everyone fits right into the setting and atmosphere Rebecca Hall has deftly created here & not a single figure seems out of place or giving more/less than needed… Hall is an absolute force behind the camera; before watching this I thought the praise for her directorial debut might be overblown, but no. Although each year has its fair share of period pieces, rarely does…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★★½

    Anything you want. Anything you dream of, you can have it.

    There’s something very forlorn about the beginning of Wonder Woman 1984. From that first fight scene in the mall, the sequel to 2017’s franchise installment really does feel like it’s stuck in the past—not because of any Stranger Things-style nostalgia porn we’ve become accustomed to (though there are wigs and tracksuits aplenty), but because of the campy quality present in everything from the camera language to the extras’ performances.…

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    A beautiful portrait of unrequited love and one of the better rom-coms I’ve seen in a while. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is irresistible in this even if his character is kind of a dick. Zooey Deschanel is as charming as ever and reminded me of her older sister at times. Someone had already spoiled the ending for me, but my heart was shredded nonetheless.