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  • Victor/Victoria
  • The Makioka Sisters
  • Sweetie
  • Drifting Clouds

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

  • The Hand of God

    ★★★★★

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    The movie shows how people—how all of us—are inherently illogical.

    As emotional beings, it’s hard to answer the unanswerable questions about attraction. It’s even harder to define the indefinable, amorphous shape of love.

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  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★★★★

    Watching this movie is like entering a labyrinthine memory palace.

    In one room you might find neighbours glued to the television screen watching Maradona perform his miracle. In another room you might walk into a teenager losing his virginity (close that door real quick). Then you find yourself on a surreal chase following “The Little Monk” from Neapolitan folklore. And then suddenly, you’re outside, on a boat, under the hot Naples sun.

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  • Blue Jasmine

    Blue Jasmine

    ★★★★½

    Can we all just bow down to the Queen.

    I just want to shower her with jasmine petals and feed her grapes and Xanax.

    Her performance is extraordinarily layered: frightening, funny, deeply sad, unsettling, frustrating, affecting, and ugh. Someone hand me a thesaurus.

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    I admired how impartial the film was in regards to technology. A less perceptive director would have just explicitly condemned technology and blamed it for our supposed inability to connect.

    Richard Brody's review in the New Yorker thought that this is exactly what the film was about. I disagree.

    He writes: "“Her” is a cautionary tale that offers warning where none is needed, a diffuse and sentimental admonition to put the smartphone down, push away from the computer, turn off…