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  • All About Eve
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Volver
  • Silver Linings Playbook

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  • TRON: Legacy

    ★★★★

  • Volver

    ★★★★★

  • Emma.

    ★★★★★

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    ★★★★★

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  • TRON: Legacy

    TRON: Legacy

    ★★★★

    No, no, he's...he's me. I screwed it up, chasing after perfection, chasing after what was right in front of me. Right in front of me.

    This is my boyfriend's favorite movie, and—even despite that—I've really come to appreciate it more and more each time we revisit it. The production and costume designs can't be lauded enough; both are staggeringly well-conceived and executed, captured by some truly gorgeous, underrated photography from Claudio Miranda to boot. Yes, the screenplay dips into a…

  • Volver

    Volver

    ★★★★★

    Don't say that, Raimunda, or I'll start crying. And ghosts don't cry.

    No one does it like Pedro, and no one ever will. The way he so artfully marries whip-smart melodrama with empathy, humor, sensuality, and charm will never not fully enrich my soul; it's but one of many reasons why he'll forever rank among of the greatest to ever do it. Volver is a faultless showcase for his myriad talents and the women whose lives he explores with such…

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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    Life is too short to be angry at one’s sisters.

    Greta Gerwig's Little Women is the dictionary definition of a "treasure"; it is, simply, exquisite in every way. I have regarded Louisa May Alcott's immortal text as my all-time favorite book for almost two decades now, and this faultless adaptation already means so much to me after one single viewing, my brain isn't quite sure what to do with itself.

    It is, at once, a perfectly crafted time machine back to…

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★★

    If it's positive, is there any way it could be negative?

    On any given day, a person can choose to be silent for an untold number of reasons. Often, we're merely existing or listening or processing. Occasionally, we're aiming to hurt or anger someone else; at other times, we're trying to heal inwardly. In many of the worst cases, it's a form of self-defense. Here, Autumn wears hers like armor.

    Hittman's picture is an absolute triumph: laser-focused, urgent, and immensely…