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  • Relic

    Relic

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Frustrating final act that works thematically and frustrates narratively. Oh well.

  • The Beach House

    The Beach House

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    Cosmic horror offers way too many easy outs.

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Adam Driver runs away with Marriage Story. The way he tugs at his own tears. The way that he reveals years with a slouch. The way his vitriol subsides into humility. That final shot just broke me. His Oscar to lose.

    One of the other true powers of Marriage Story is how it so accurately captures the innate tunnel vision one side gets in a relationship. When you work so hard to get what you feel is ideal for both…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

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    β€ͺParasite is perfect. Astounding storytelling with a revolving door of characters, stakes, and unpredictable consequences. A triumph for Bong Joon-ho, who finally found a divine mix of drama and fantasy. It’s grounded but whimsical enough to float. So metaphorical. So long.‬