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  • Me and You and Everyone We Know
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Wildlife
  • Lola

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  • Mothers' Instinct

  • A Bigger Splash

    ★★★★½

  • Bullitt

    ★★★★½

  • East of Eden

    ★★★★★

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  • Fire of Love

    Fire of Love

    ★★★★★

    “I like when he walks in front of me. If he is going to die, I’d rather be with him.”

    What an incredibly moving and romantic movie about life itself. To paraphrase something that Maurice Krafft said, “I’d rather live an intense, short life than a monotonous, long one.” It’s amazing that both Katia and Maurice found each other: they were truly the epitomization of soulmates.

    Fire of Love is truly an incredible film, which is comprised nearly entirely of…

  • One Fine Morning

    One Fine Morning

    ★★★★★

    When I watch a Mia Hansen-Løve film, I always feel flooded with emotions, which is always from a combination of how exquisitely (and colorfully) filmed her films are, along with how empathetic her stories are to her complex characters.

    It’s no different with One Fine Morning, and something MHL discussed at today’s NYFF screening + follow-up Q&A was the soul of storytelling and filmmaking

    For MHL, writing is always like an expression of the soul for her — the purest…

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  • Mothers' Instinct

    Mothers' Instinct

    Preview screening. Sworn to secrecy 🤫 I’ll update with more thoughts when we’re allowed or when we’re not under embargo.

    :)

  • A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash

    ★★★★½

    “My trouble is that I fall in love with every pretty thing.”

    I love watching rich white people problems in paradise.

    The vibes, huh? Intimate, sensual. The landscapes are luscious and the cast so tantalizing. Ralph Fiennes just dancing and seeming so happy. Bunch of beautiful people lounging at the pool, being ~unhappy~

    When on literal paradise, with the world seemingly in the palm of your hand, and every drug has already been consumed, you start to crave what you can’t…

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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…

  • 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…