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  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    ★★★½

    What a pleasant surprise! When you look at the narrative of Ain't Them Bodies Saints, it surely feels familiar. A wrongfully convicted outlaw longing to return to his wife and daughter, whom he has never met. A 1970s rural Texas setting. Essentially, the story of a doomed romance. I felt like it had to be disappointing in some way. But then again, how could anyone be disappointed by a film in which Rooney Mara is cuddling with kittens? Despite the…

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★★

    Listen. You have to see this film.
    Toni Erdmann might just be the most important cinematic contribution to German film in the 21st century.

    As someone who has mostly been frustrated with German cinema for what feels like 19 years, I can now proudly say that Toni Erdmann is cinematic gold at its core. And it may just be what I was waiting for all these years. It impresses with genuine heart and humor. It makes you laugh so hard…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Ouch, my heart.

    Her is one of those films that can get to the core of your soul and stay there forever. There is so much beauty in it that I don't even know where to begin. It is just too real and too honest.

    We see Theodore Twombly's past and present through his eyes. He is observant and incredibly empathic, something that is reflected in his work, living through loneliness and disconnection. His emotional path seems very real, and…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★★

    I literally cannot write about this movie because it is so sacred to me. Rooney Mara, I hold you and your performance very close to my heart.