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  • Come and See
  • The Handmaiden
  • Yi Yi
  • There Will Be Blood

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  • The Apartment

    ★★★★½

  • 2046

    ★★★★

  • Knives Out

    ★★★½

  • Police Story

    ★★★½

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  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    ★★★★½

    Throughout a lot of the run time I was somewhat skeptically watching these little silly experiences stack up until about 95% of the way into the film it hit me quite profoundly: life is so beautiful.

  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★½

    The Bergman-Nykvist duo provides another gorgeous outing full of tremendous manipulations of light. However, while the tonal departure from the Bergman work I've seen thus far is intriguing I find it less captivating than some of my favorites.

    The horror trappings sprinkled throughout feel clumsy at their worst points whilst they are executed rather well in others. Overall a stylistic exploration I'm glad exists.

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  • Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man

    ★★★★

    "To me, he has already become my hope. Also, I believe that one day his frowning face will smile."

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've thought more and more about the IndieWire article wherein Kaufman gives confused viewers a crash-course on this film. After a day or so of grappling with the film myself and contemplating what I takeaway from it, what works for me and what doesn't, I decided I ought to hear it from the writer whose work I've had a rather rocky relationship with.

    I was beyond disappointed.

    In characterizing this story as something of a frame tale, one where the…