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  • While We're Young

    While We're Young

    ★★★

    I took a long time to finish this because I found the first act sort of insufferable and I’ve struggled with Baumbach films in the past. Thankfully, I ended up liking this more by the end and was intrigued by the themes of authenticity, even if they felt a little slight. And I love the actors but seeing them try to fit into these characters just made me uncomfortable. um.

  • Unicorn Store

    Unicorn Store

    ★★★★

    Exactly what I needed to hear, this week of all weeks, when I’m filled with regret and uncertainty. Watching this makes me feel like I can take on the world in my own little, bold way. 

    so glad that Brie Larson continues to forge her own path and send this message on every possible tier of budget and stardom. She’s such a gift

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    How rare and how wonderful to watch a film and immediately know, with no need for the omniscient lens of time, that you are watching a masterpiece. Not just in the context of your own subjective viewings, but also in the larger narrative of the director's filmography and the modern film canon. This is emotionally riveting, precise work that is one of the most intelligent recreations of memories that I've ever seen.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    The amount of sheer power that Yorgos Lanthimos, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz hold is enough to knock you off your feet. So absurd, so grotesque, so thrilling, so devastating, so perfect. The Academy better square up