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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    Q, A, afterparty, five minute convo and photo with Ethan Hawke. ❤️❤️❤️


    (Yes, all of the above with Ethan Hawke.)

  • Day of the Outlaw

    Day of the Outlaw

    ★★★★

    Second viewing, no change. Not as substantively powerful as None Shall Escape, but then, the topic doesn't strive to be. Instead, what we have here is a beautifully shot, passionate Western; a triangle of packs of flawed individuals without clear delineations (in this way, it's very much like None Shall Escape, which boasts extraordinarily layered characters of the highest order). De Toth, for his part, is in complete control of his subject matter, deftly building tension as the small town…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    A movie too perfect and beautiful, too me, to really write much about...so full of glorious minutiae and intricacies, so easily paced that its massive power is almost impossible to comprehend in its entirety during an initial viewing. And while Elio and Oliver's connection/love is impeccably (and exceedingly delicately) portrayed, the father/mother/son dynamic between Elio and his parents might be even more exceptional...rarely have I felt my soul so firmly, magically intertwined with an onscreen relationship like I did here.…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I'd originally planned to write a lengthy essay on this, probably my favorite film of the decade (only Margaret is otherwise in contention) and absolutely the most personally meaningful, for my dad's soon-to-be-defunct poetry magazine Parnassus, but life got in the way—I switched companies just as the deadline was approaching and simply didn't have the hours in the day to write a 4,000 word piece with the proper checks and drafts to do my father proud. I did, however, begin