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  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★½

    Probably one of the best concert movies of the last few years. Interesting how it can feel both so epic and so intimate in the way it is put together. The home video aesthetic of the 16mm and 8mm film really works well when juxtaposed with the HD digital film that looks like it's from Coachella's livestream.

    Also just fantastic how it utilizes the two separate weekends to create two different color palettes, and bold choice in cutting the pink…

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★★

    FINISHING THE 2010s 2.0 (FILM #3)

    Maybe a bit on the long side, but never outstays its welcome in the slightest. This is a tender-hearted, hilarious comedy, that can warm your heart while also making you think about the nature of family.

    I first saw this at TIFF 2016 and haven't revisited since. While nothing can top that first time viewing this epic comedy, a rewatch was still amazing. This movie truly deserved the Palme D'Or that year, I'll never…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    This is the part where I admit I was wrong. When I first saw Call Me By Your Name at TIFF in September, I did not like it. I had said that it was a romance that took too long to get anywhere. I had said that the camerawork was too static, and the editing was too slow. I take back everything I said. Call Me By Your Name is a masterpiece. This time, I went in knowing what to…

  • Lifeboat

    Lifeboat

    ★★

    Something feels so wrong about filming something about the refugee crisis in pristine anamorphic gorgeous cinematography.

    Like yeah, the shots are gorgeous, but I can't help but picture how it all went down. Spending so much time framing shots perfectly while everyone is suffering so much.