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  • Good Will Hunting
  • Before Sunrise
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Dazed and Confused

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  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    ★★★★

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

  • The Alpinist

    ★★★½

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  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    ★★★★

    Sounds great, looks great, great parallels to The Odyssey, and Clooney goes all in. Can’t complain.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

    Cooper Raiff's follow up to Shithouse is another home run for me. Is ability to write and portray the slightly awkward and emotional twenty-something just reaches so deep into my soul that I can't help but feel attached to every damn scene.

    I'm glad Raiff got the recognition/production/co-star(s) he deserved after his impressive directorial debut a few years ago. Excited to see where he goes from here.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Eighth Grade was a very witty take on the middle school culture in this day and age. You can really tell that Bo Burnham wanted to create something in line with his own humor and demeanor, and I’m glad he didn’t deviate from that. I thought some of the quirky and exaggerated scenes actually worked well solely due to the knowledge of who was behind the script and the directing.

    All in all, I thought the film was really well…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★

    Not for me. I feel like this movie has no idea what it truly wants to be. Meandering through the gambling scenes and the not-so-believable complexity of the characters (to be fair: Oscar Isaac does give it his all and bring a lot to this performance). 

    The whole thing to me was just boring, and lacked any depth. Some folks will really like this, just not I.