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  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • El Topo
  • The Shooting
  • A Boy and His Dog

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  • Rolling Thunder

    ★★★★★

  • Johnny Firecloud

    ★★★

  • Sixteen Candles

    ★★

  • Pretty in Pink

    ★★★

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  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    Hughes was responsible for some classics in his time but Sixteen Candles shouldn't be grouped in with them.

  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    ★★★

    Good movie with an unsatisfying ending that's not so execrable that it makes me dislike it as a whole but does leave me thinking that it didn't deserve to have the wonderful supporting talents of Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, and Annie Potts.

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

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

    Those last five minutes offer the most subtly resonant moment of catharsis ever put on screen. A lifetime of longing and internal anguish overcome by a single gesture of outward vulnerability. The serene magnitude of a man liberating that little boy he has always been and finally accepting himself for who he is. No matter what Chiron's and Kevin's futures entail, I keep coming back to the refrain from Frank Ocean's "Godspeed:"

    This love will keep us through blinding of the eyes
    Silence in the ears, darkness of the mind

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    R E L E N T L E S S. Seeing and hearing this in IMAX last night was the single most visceral experience of my life. I'm not exaggerating, Dunkirk shook me to my core- when a few of those bombs got dropped on the beach in the opening scene, I could literally feel my chest vibrating from how loud the sound design was. And once it was all over, I basically felt like Cillian Murphy's character, completely shell-shocked. I'm still reeling from the whole thing.