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  • Vanya on 42nd Street
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Drive My Car

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  • Six Degrees of Separation

    ★★★½

  • Roadgames

    ★★★

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

  • Clear and Present Danger

    ★★★

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★★

    Would this have landed if I wasn't a '90s Disney Afternoon kid? I dunno. I also don't care. I had a blast.

    (Shout outs to my best friends Joel and Jasmin for their animation work.)

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    "In here, time stops."

    I haven't been inside a movie theater in six months. I knew nothing about Memoria or the filmmaker behind it. I didn't watch a trailer or read a synopsis. I heard about it, not because of any reviews it was getting but because of the peculiarity of Neon's release strategy. Out of simple curiosity, I looked up its schedule and, lo and behold, saw that it was coming to my somewhat isolated stretch of the California…

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  • Never Look Away

    Never Look Away

    ★★★★½

    It's taken me a bit to collect my thoughts on this one. I went into it blind and I'm glad I did because I think knowing some of the plot elements beforehand may have lessened the experience for me. There is a lot to process here. There are about three films' worth of drama and emotional weight packed into the runtime but none of it feels forced or shoehorned. I think that, combined with the performances and the gorgeous cinematography,…

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★½

    What a wild, endearing flick. I'll admit that I wasn't entirely feeling it. It held my attention for quite a while but I got kind of bored towards the end. I really dug the aesthetic, though, and dug the obvious amount of love put into the production even more. I was also pleasantly surprised to see one of my tattoos, the Three of Swords, pop up so many times.

    Watched so I could listen to my pals, Dirk and Marcie, talk about it on their excellent podcast, The Movie Mixtape.