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  • Rear Window
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  • Three Colors: Blue
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  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

  • Ingrid Goes West

  • The Unknown Girl

    ★★★½

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    Under the extravaganza and showmanship of a Baz Luhrmann movie, there's a consistent thread: tragedy. It's buried beneath the excess and seemingly at odds with the giddy coloring, but the inevitability of death hangs over his characters. It's never a surprise, it's preordained, it's accepted, it's their lot.

    It's freeing, in a way, because Baz focuses on the fullness of life before its end. I think his ideology tracks back to the quote that now adorns his production company's logo:…

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    “Look, I’m not a psychopath or anything. I just… want to be her friend.”

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  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    ★★★

    I have never seen a larger cake knife in my life.

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★

    I’m begging you, make the tagline: “Rejected by 18 Film Festivals.”

    The power of storytelling— accentuated by the long takes at switchboards and radios and, occasionally, black screens. Conversation is king, over the visual aspects, but the shots aren’t slacking. That tracking shot gave me such a thrill, especially because you knew it was a low budget movie; but where so many people use that as an excuse, here they used their restraints to get creative. 

    Shot on RED Dragon at 2000 ISO.