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  • Stand by Me
  • Now and Then
  • Lean on Pete
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  • Thumbsucker

    ★★★½

  • Beginners

    ★★★½

  • 20th Century Women

    ★★★½

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★★

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  • Thumbsucker

    Thumbsucker

    ★★★½

    ya know, i really miss early 2000s meandering weird lil suburban indies like this. what a strange and specific feeling and moment of time that i'm lovingly nostalgic for.

    thumbsucker is not a perfect film but i had a good time with it. the mike mills-isms are present enough to make it emotional and enjoyable but his vision is obviously not as crystalized as it will become, but the music is great which becomes a trend for mike. vince vaughn…

  • Beginners

    Beginners

    ★★★½

    mike mills just fucking gets it, man. his worldview is so gorgeously warm and empathetic. watching one of his films is an intimate experience that feels so fundamentally human that you cannot help but find personal resonance. the way he can make you feel every emotion, even desperate sadness, in two hours and have you come out the other side feeling understood and loved, god, what a triumph of filmmaking.

    all that being said, i like this film less than…

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