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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    Greta Gerwig's Little Women more than lived up to the hype surrounding it. She was able to create such a detailed and heartwarming film through some unique directorial choices. I mean, her choice of weaving the flashbacks into the present-day narrative seemed effortless. I never found myself confused on what timeline was being played out in each scene. Honestly, this aspect alone makes the film a remarkable achievement because of how well it was handled.

    Her ability to build the…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, Booksmart, has everything a person could want from a comedy. It's hilarious, heartwarming, and doesn't force any plot points looking for a laugh. The two main leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, take command of this film with two distinct hilarious personalities. These two characters don't feel over-the-top, but rather grounded in reality. It's easy to connect with their feelings and decisions because they feel real.

    In fact, every character has a sense of being multidimensional.…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    A more serious, better executed version of Baby Driver. Of course, this film came first, but still true.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★½

    This film isn't very good. But Olivia Cooke is a bad ass, which means this movie gets a 7 because of her presence alone. The great visuals certainly doesn't hurt its score, either.

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★★

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more emotional, cathartic look into a broken relationship between father and son than Honey Boy. This film engulfs itself in a deeply flawed relationship between two people who obviously love each other but can’t do it in a healthy way because of their respective inner turmoil. It’s a harrowing and heartbreaking journey that left a knot in my stomach. Shia Labeouf deserves everything and I hope this film helped him find some resemblance…