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  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★

    A++ as concert documentaries go. Can’t get enough of the faux-intimacy provided by the voiceover and the rehearsal footage, but the stage show itself is overwhelming, thrilling and smart. Beyoncé shows everyone else how it’s done, again.

  • My Brilliant Career

    My Brilliant Career

    ★★★★½

    Such a beautifully made film about a refreshingly self-determined young heroine. Hard to quite nail what is so incredible about Judy Davis’s performance, but I think it’s in that mysterious smile. And please forgive me, but Sam Neill is very, very dashing.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Chilly portrait of a mentally ill artist who revels in his own sickness, with his preferred enablers. Oddly hilarious, and always gorgeous, despite all these repugnant details. Like a beautiful silk gown with the pins left in the seams, or a delicious omelette spiked with toxic mushrooms.

  • Merry-Go-Round

    Merry-Go-Round

    ★★★★★

    Giddily high-strung anti-capitalist love story. Just gorgeous from start to finish.