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  • The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby

    ★★★

    It begs for a symptomatic reading about the way the structures of capitalism have colonized our imagining of familial relations, but it’s actually kinda sweet.

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★

    Stunning animation. But also takes the body-swap plot to new dimensions that lends the film extra pathos.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Carpenter's film is such a wonderful science fiction horror, building the suspense to a perfect ending. The setting is sublime in its isolation. The creature effects remain deeply disturbing and uncanny. I can't think of another film that captures Lovecraftian horror as well. A truly great film that stands up to repeat viewings.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    This wonderful film is the closest Wes Anderson has come to making an epic. Part-The Rules of the Game and part-The Great Dictator, it's a paean to the gentile Old World of Anderson's imagination, yet notes the impossibility of the dream and the contributions of diversity and immigrants. Ralph Fiennes' M. Gustav is a remarkable creation and one of the most well-realized comic characters in recent cinema.