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  • Emily the Criminal

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  • Coraline

    ★★★★★

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  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    ★★★★★

    There might not be another film that's as personally meaningful to me as this one, and revisiting it this weekend has brought so much back, as well as a sense of "home". It's a cliché, but it is absolutely true that this film changed my life. I saw it in the theatre with my dad upon release and walked out a different person. I have always been someone who questions the "norm" and has never just accepted what I've been…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    One final viewing of the Director's Cut, and all good things must come to an end. I finally feel satiated and have gleaned almost all that I could from this film. I don't know that I'll be able to watch it on the small screen when it's released on dvd, but nothing else in the past several years has given me as much joy as this has, and I appreciate the accompaniment of this glorious film during one of the most memorable years of my life. I hope to someday meet a person who will make me as happy as this film does. ILU Midsommar <3.

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  • A Love Song

    A Love Song

    Yes, yes, all the yesses - absolutely loved it.

  • Emily the Criminal

    Emily the Criminal

    This is what I consider a "good enough" film - entertaining, decent writing, a few pretty good performances (given the inherent unbelievability of the story), and compelling enough overall to keep my attention. It's cheesy, plot-wise, but Aubrey Plaza is the only reason it works on any level and she was the whole reason I was there, so it was good enough for me.

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  • The Alpinist

    The Alpinist

    ★★★★½

    I have no desire to climb mountains (or even be out in nature much, honestly), but I love movies about climbing. This is such a sincere, beautiful profile about a (for now) little-known pioneer in the sport. To call him just a "climber" is misleading, and "alpinist" is a better descriptor, but I really think he's in his own category since he has done so many things that people previously considered impossible.

    I don't want to say too much about…

  • Photograph

    Photograph

    ★★★★

    I wasn't going to see this film until a friend assured me it was not the schlocky, predictable romance movie that it could've been based on the trailer. While it didn't do anything earth-shattering, it was definitely worth seeing.

    Photograph is a quietly told and restrained but surprisingly emotional story that features themes about Indian society, gender roles and tradition vs. modernity. It doesn't go where you expect it to, which I appreciated (but several people at my showing found…