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  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2016

    This is a weird one for me.

    Not a single frame feels wasted, but its story borders on becoming a power fantasy of yesteryear a lot of the time.

    It's so well crafted on every level, but at the same time feels like a movie that's made three or four times a year and something your dad thinks is the best film of the decade.

    Its script does few things exceptionally, but I also was engaged by it the entire…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    This might be the most depressing film of the year and also the one I didn't expect to be anywhere near as funny as it was.

    Affleck deserves the Oscar.

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  • American Beauty

    American Beauty 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Mar, 2015

    Someone should screen a double bill of this and Gone Girl as an introductory course on why nobody should ever aspire to be a suburban white person in America.

    Also, I miss Thora Birch, whatever happened to her?

  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    This is outstanding and something I kind of need to process a bit, but I can confidently say that up to this point, Katherine Waterston and Elisabeth Moss have given my two favorite performances of the year.