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  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Moonstruck
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Margaret

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  • The Graduate

    ★★★★★

  • The Long Day Closes

    ★★★★★

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★

  • Emily the Criminal

    ★★★★

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★½

    Pretty convinced there’s not a better actor over the past 20 years than Cate Blanchett, and this one cements it. There’s nobody doing what she does, the way she does it, at least not to these eyes. And Todd Field, make more movies please. Absolutely love what this movie elides, and the gray space complexities of its narrative. I don’t want movies to hold my hand through them, I want them to draw me in slowly but smartly and/or sneak up on me with unexpected moments, and this one does both expertly. And the music!

  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★★

    Broke my heart, slowly, into a million pieces, and i’m trying to figure out how it’s going to be possible to talk about this one on the podcast this week. Aftersun gets at so much that’s ineffable, that you can’t articulate but can feel deep in your bones, and for those of us weirdos born between 1975-1980 who had an analog childhood and a digital rest of our lives—whose young lives were recorded on clunky video cameras that seemed like miracles…