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  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Nashville
  • Heat
  • In a Lonely Place

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  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★

  • The Holiday

    ★★★

  • Going in Style

    ★★

  • Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★

    Lee Yoon-A’s reciting of the Sonya monologue is an unreal way to pay off so many of these threads. Reminds me of Opening Night or Margaret; seeing yourself in your character or in someone else’s character is one of the most cathartic things you can do. It’s so simple! It’s a bone-deep thing artistic truth you’ve heard a million times. But I think this is something that tells you beautifully, like you hadn’t heard it in a while.

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    ★★★

    The Punch-Drunk Love reference really seals the deal for me on this idea: this is Nancy Meyers’s Magnolia. 

    Jack Black sometimes feels like he’s teleported in from a different movie altogether but it mostly works. A cute fun time that weirdly doesn’t feel quite as long as it is. The asides and wild subplot devices (Jude law’s kids, the classical Hollywood backstory) are well-executed because they’re so lived in, while the Maggie infidelity reveal is so haphazard and thin that it almost derails that entire half of the film.

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