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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    Mom and dad, my black boyfriend will be coming up this weekend. I just don't want you to be shocked that he's a blackman.

    Full review now posted at talkfilmsociety.com

    The fact that this is still sitting a 100% on RT with an 8.2/10 average should tell you that my glowing review (in full above) posted on Monday was not an anomaly.

    It's rare that we get truly daring comedies. It's yet rarer still when they turn out to be…

  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★

    My life is full because I know that I am loved.

    Lynch's rendition of the life of John Merrick is a tale full of compassion and tenderness. Though the decision to film in black and white - a decision which I assume was meant to play off of the reductivism of classic horror - is understandable, it also feels unnecessary to the story being told. If we are meant to empathize with Merrick, why create that state of mind in…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    For research

    This little, gorgeous technicolor-hued film makes my heart soar every time I see it. It's perfect in its imperfection. It's incredible in how it manages to be a musical without actually having really any musical numbers in the middle. It's beautiful how an entire emotional arc is communicated so perfectly with a simple three hue color scheme.

    But, what impressed me the most on this third viewing (and I'll admit this is getting a bit obsessive now -…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    My dad would have voted for Obama for a third term.

    Jordan Peele – one half of the brilliant comedy duo Key and Peele – has made his solo directorial debut with one of the most invigorating and incisively funny films I have seen in ages. Simply put: Get Out knocks its audience out of well-intentioned apathy with an absolutely brilliant script.

    The film revolves around a young African-American man, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who visits his Caucasian girlfriend Rose’s (Allison…