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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    Just what I'd expect from Jarmusch except-what?-there's a moral! But it's the perfect moral for a Jarmusch film. We can't escape loss. We can't always recover what we've lost. But as long as we keep creating, the world keep moving. Wonderful, likeable characters, gentle humor...fantastic overall.

  • Across the Universe

    Across the Universe

    ★★★★

    I love this movie more and more every time I see it. The arrangements are so wonderful and the way the songs are woven into the story is nearly seamless. The story itself is a little cliched, but that's not why you watch this movie.

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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…