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  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★★

    For 90 straight minutes, I didn’t stop smiling. If only I could compete with Robert Redford, who has been smiling for 57 years.

    Such a sweet and lovely tale about retirement, or lack thereof. David Lowery’s films are always filled with such soul, but in the case of The Old Man & the Gun that feeling is literal. Coupled with Joe Anderson’s grainy cinematography, the sounds of soul and jazz permeate this entire film; Daniel Hart’s score should really be commended…

  • We the Animals

    We the Animals

    ★★★★½

    Find those you love and continue to keep each other warm.

    #BodyHeat.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    Fact: this is a better horror movie than Hereditary.

    A time machine movie with a time machine performance; I was taken back to a past life of innocence and deep insecurities, when school cliques dominated the world. Now, it's school cliques and Instagram.

    For a directorial debut, Bo Burnham could have fooled me; it feels like he has making movies for years. And at the center is Elsie Fisher, who despite her gender forces you to relate to her desire…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    People can champion Roger Deakins and his work on Blade Runner 2049 all they want (and trust me, it's warranted), but my money for the year's best cinematography goes to Elisha Christian's work on Columbus.....sue me.