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  • Arrival
  • Inherent Vice
  • Her
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  • Jackass 4.5

    ★★★½

  • Old Joy

    ★★★★

  • Ricky Gervais: SuperNature

  • Wife of a Spy

    ★★

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  • Old Joy

    Old Joy

    ★★★★

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

    It's weird that there aren't more films about friendship, especially when Kelly Reichardt keeps showing us how good they can be. "Old Joy" captures that universal feeling of hanging out with a friend and quietly realising that this is the last time you'll ever spend together. Your memories are what bind you now, but you've grown into different people, and you just don't have much in common anymore. There's a sense of loss in those moments, but it's sort of…

  • Transit

    Transit

    ★★★★★

    It's so hard to pick between Petzold's works, but I think this might be his best. Dense, gripping, powerful. The subplot with Barbara Auer staggers me every time.

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  • Bo Burnham: What.

    Bo Burnham: What.

    ★★★½

    My introduction to Bo Burnham has moved in reverse, with 'Inside' being my first, followed by 'Make Happy', and now, "What." The former is so fully distinct that I've found his stand-up work to be strangely jarring, even though each special has shed light on what's come before (after). But where 'Make Happy' plays like a man having a breakdown on stage while the audience laughs at what they assume is a bit, 'What.' at least holds its composure.

    I…

  • The Road to El Dorado

    The Road to El Dorado

    ★★★★★

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

    I must have watched this 100 times as a kid. I used to watch it, rewind the VHS and just watch it again the next day. There wasn't a moment I couldn't recite by heart. The definitive movie of my early childhood.

    I hadn't watched this in about fifteen years. The movie had taken on such a mythical quality in my mind I was worried it would be diminished in the light of adulthood. It had faded to something like…