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  • Funny Games

    ★★★★★

  • Titane

    ★★★★★

  • Raw

    ★★★★★

  • Parallel Mothers

    ★★★★★

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  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    ★★★★★

    “I have a big brother, which is way better.”

    I just want to give Zoé Héran’s character a big hug. Just for a little bit. Tell them it’s okay, even if it’ll be tough sometimes. Growing up is hard.

    Though I’ll never personally feel the internal anxiety and war with identity that Laure/Mickaël felt throughout the summer this movie takes place, there was still an ultra-relatable quality to the character that made them so charming and sweet. 

    This movie has…

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★★

    “When you see me, you know, do you feel... ‘Oh, I know her. That's Mom’? Or do you ever think- I mean, do you ever think of me as, uh - as, uh, dopey or mean or- or, uh -“
    “No, you're smart, you're pretty... you're nervous, too.”

    The emotional intelligence that Mabel & Nick’s children possess, especially in the sequence above, ugh, that was the first time I teared up while watching A Woman Under the Influence. Safe to say,…

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  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★★★

    “...whether by knife or whether by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun.”

    This movie kind of is a big fuck you to the audience — especially perverse American audiences (lol 😅) — but I thought this was a very captivating, thrilling, and extremely messed up tango between prisoners and their captors. It’s horrifying to watch unfold.

    Because of typical film conventions and familiar character arcs, you think this movie will be one thing, but Michael Haneke doesn’t care…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    Titane Round 3, baby. That might be it for me in theaters (unless someone specifically asks me to watch it with them -- that person would know the way to my heart).

    I love this deranged, unhinged, but somehow incredibly poignant coming-of-age tale for both father & child. Julia Ducournau clearly expresses her vision: confident and assured. Simply basing from Raw to Titane, I'll line up for whatever film she'll next have in cinemas and for the rest of her filmography…

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  • For Sama

    For Sama

    ★★★★★

    “I don’t want to die, I want to live.”
    “I keep filming.”

    Dear Sama, your parents are incredible, brave, and amazing people. The existence of this film is a testament to the strength and fortitude of the people.

    “This is not about the place, places are about their people.”

    This is an intense, devastating, and crushing documentary film made by Waad al-Kateab. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it should be required viewing for all people, to gain an understanding…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★★

    “I wonder, uh, all these mornings you’ve been sitting in my study, sitting, have you had any moments of stillness? Because you’re right, Ruben. The world does keep moving, and it can be a damn cruel place. But for me, those moments of stillness, that place, that’s the kingdom of God.”

    Riz Ahmed is a revelation. Someone get this man a Best Actor nomination, please. EDIT: He got one. Praise be to Riz.

    Universal in its message, but incredibly unique…