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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    The energy of Good Time’s script is anxious and unpredictable, much like the behaviour of its characters. It’s hard to tell whether this is a heist film or maybe social realism or even a drama; as whilst it ignores many conventions of narrative, its beats are so satisfying that plot resolution isn’t my foremost concern (though definitely a criticism). 

    For a film that works with so little to do so much is astounding and well worth attention/praise. On board with the Safdie brothers and the renaissance of Robert Pattinson.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★

    A jumble of vignettes that serve little purpose and little fulfillment but are nonetheless exploratory of some interesting characters.

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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★

    As this was a rewatch, I went in critical and (despite that) came out feeling equally as moved as the first time I saw this melancholic nightcap of a film.

    Earnest, tender and genuinely captivating.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    Baumbach's divorce drama draws a line in the sand, fittingly separating then from the now. The writer/directors calling-card, being melancholy, has evolved from charged emotionality to moving human action and response. His refined procedure in approaching the film world, its characters and the narrative glares above all in Marriage Story.

    Adam Drive, who is likely having the best year of his career, reminds us why filmmakers (Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam etc.) are recruiting him for their projects -…