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  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    ★★★★★

    I didn’t know film noir could get this irreverent.

  • Jane

    Jane

    ★★★★

    Turns out Jane Goodall's had a ton of documentaries made about her, but this one is probably the best. Shoutouts to director Brett Morgen, the incredible cinematographer Ellen Kuras, and really great editing from Joe Beshenkovsky when stitching together the narrative about the chimp family that Goodall had studied/became a part of. The archival footage from her late husband, Hugo van Lawick, is shot on this beautiful 16mm with super vibrant colors. Lawick basically set the precedent for wildlife filmmaking,…

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  • The One I Love

    The One I Love

    ★★★★

    A witty romantic tale laced with Twilight Zone/Inception type mind-fuckery. I haven't felt this good about a movie like this since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Much thanks for the recommendation, Edgar Wright!

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    On some level, Boyhood relates to practically everyone, and it is for that reason that I can proudly say that Richard Linklater has crafted what is arguably the best coming-of-age film, but unarguably a cinematic masterpiece.

    It was surprising how extensively Linklater utilized the product placement of everyday items from the 2000s to really hit the audience with wave after wave of nostalgic feelings. The aptly compiled soundtrack successfully does the same. All-throughout, the film is a perfect glimpse at…