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  • Decalogue IV.

    Decalogue IV.

    ★★★★

    I really appreciated the Dad's behavior towards his daughter, even when he didn't know the true nature of their relationship. This was one of the more powerful of the films for me because of its examination of what being a parent means and what it means to give up your life for someone else's child and make them your own, and how that relates to my own life. It's nice to see films with honorable men in them.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    *If you haven't seen this film, don't read this review, or any review for that matter. Go see the film first! Know as little as possible going into it and it will likely blow you away!*
    This film far exceeded my expectations! Not that I knew a lot about it going in, but anytime you combine a kick-ass alien story with kick-ass time travel stuff, I'm in all the way. Great acting, great twist towards the end (I only caught…

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  • eXistenZ

    eXistenZ

    ★★★★

    JJL kills in the film. I saw it years ago and forgot how good she is. This sort of thing doesn't seem so unusual now that the world has the Matrix and Inception and all sorts of reality-bending films. But when this came out, the Matrix had been in theaters for only a few weeks and had yet to make the worldwide impact (and spawn countless imitators) it has and continues to make. Existenz was not quite as easily accessible,…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★½

    I love watching Gerwig act in stuff like this! While not my favorite Baumbach and not even my favorite Gerwig film, I think this might be my favorite of her characters. Goes to show you that even the most screwy of us can find contentment in life if we don't give up. A nice nod to the staying power of a close friendship, too. No cheesy romance but some lines cast in that direction. Not quite as cerebral as Baumbach's…