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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Love that this is essentially a longform version of "Be Black, Baby" for imperialism

  • Monsters, Inc.

    Monsters, Inc.

    This movie shook me once this—Boo:Laura::Randall:Bob—took root in my psyche.

    (Also, a very good working class film.)

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    With INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS the brothers have created something truly special.

    Llewyn Davis is such a broken human, all too frighteningly familiar. Oscar Isaac is spectacular as the protagonist, giving a performance firmly solidified by how he intermingles the beauty of his voice with the brokenness in his heart. Each of his performances are driven by Llewyn's desire to be a successful musician but are under-girded by the searing pain of loss. And he's surrounded by such a dense palette…

  • White Girl

    White Girl

    ★★★★

    "Noah Baumbach’s New York City is a land of optimistic self-discovery. Elizabeth Woods’ interpretation is an unrelenting fever-dream of repercussions for every action. Her debut feature narrative White Girl digs out the life-affirming joviality of the millennial, Swiftian (Taylor, that is) NYC and shoves it – scalped and maimed – through the meat grinder of Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky. It’s not a safe world we live in, children.

    Be warned: this film is not…