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  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★★

    This was a very tough movie to get through emotionally, and I wonder how I might've experienced it having not read the books. But it was so moving and sad and emotionally honest. And it made me feel intensely, like good movies do.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I was so shaken and touched and moved by this film, while also dazzled and excited by it. It made me want to rewatch it again, to relive the musical genius on display. But also because I realized late in the game that in between the singing and colors and dancing, they made me care about these characters, way more than I usually do. The ending is kind of a masterpiece, and emotionally exhausting.

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

    I still can't believe how expertly Nolan was able to handle the story in a non-linear fashion without making it confusing. Brilliant movie with a brilliant cast.

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    ★★★★

    Just as good as the first one. And so meta.