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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    This movie is perfect, in so many ways, causing us to fall in love with cinema all over again.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    At it's heart, Nightcrawer is a commentary on the disgusting nature of unbridled capitalism, and the lengths at which people will go to succeed in a capitalist society. 

    You shouldnt watch it for this, but for it's intense, creepy story, Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy, brilliant acting, and the setting with which Dan Gilroy paints this haunting tale.

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    In Velvet Buzzsaw there’s a scene where Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Morf Vandewalt, looks into the camera pretending to critique a work of art and says, "A bad review is better than sucking into the great glut of anominity", and for the viewer, that line encapsulates this movie’s existence. 

    I guess it’s a thriller? Or satire- comedy? Was I supposed to be scared? It tries, I guess. It tries to be frightening, but with an over reliance on predictable jump shots.…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    All the different planes of emotion this movie touches, from love, heartbreak, loneliness, longing, and healing, it does so masterfully, poetically handling the rawness of each of these planes, delivering a final punch that changes you. 

    A groundbreaking, complex, multi-layered masterpiece by which all futuristic, romantic sci-fi's will be judged. 
     
    I had no idea what I was getting myself into upon first viewing and it tore me to pieces up one side and down the other, but in the very best way. I highly, highly recommend.