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  • Interstellar
  • Drive
  • Atonement
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Midnight Special

    ★★★★★

  • The Book of Henry

    ★½

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

  • Wizards

    ★★★

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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special

    ★★★★★

    Close Encounters for the 21st century. Midnight Special is a modern sci-fi masterpiece that feels classical without feeling like nostalgia bait. The performances are spectacular, Michael Shannon brings me to tears every time I watch it. The score is phenomenal. The ending has an exceptional payoff. I can’t recommend this film enough!

    I watched this in a double feature with The Book of Henry, a much worse film featuring Jaden Martell wearing goggles. Hear my spoiler filled thoughts on my podcast, Cinema Double Takes:
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  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    ★½

    A tonal disaster. The Book of Henry is a perfect example of having all the right pieces in all the wrong places. It’s failure falls almost entirely on the direction. This has a dark plot and Spielbergian sentimentality that clashes in the worst way. If this was more tongue in cheek it could have made for a fun twisted satire, which sounds like that was the intent of the original script. This is a train wreck and not a particularly…

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

    What a breath of fresh air. C’mon C’mon is a sweet film about an uncle looking after his nephew, and that’s it. The performances are wonderful.

    It’s nice to see Joaquin Phoenix playing a character that isn’t as intense as his past few roles, here he plays a reserved radio host with a kind heart. Huge props to Woody Norman as Jesse, the young nephew, he does a fantastic job playing a quirky kid and never goes into the realm…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    What a huge surprise! I wasn’t expecting this to be bad but I also wasn’t expecting it to be one of the best films of the year.

    Kristen Stewart gives the best performance I’ve seen so far this year. The score by Johnny Greenwood is magnificent and amplifies the anxiety of the film. The cinematography is downright gorgeous, every shot feels so carefully composed. This is the best looking movie of the year so far as well.

    The more I…