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  • The Player
  • L'Avventura
  • Another Round
  • Close-Up

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  • Moulin Rouge!

    ★★

  • Chicago

    ★★★★½

  • Psycho

    ★★★★

  • Léon: The Professional

    ★★★

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  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★★½

    This movie is a fantastic piece of craftsmanship. Easily some of the best editing I’ve ever seen to build tension and astonishment from the audience.

    Richard Gere gives a top 10 performance of all time for me: between “Razzle Dazzle” and the tap-dance scene he utterly steals the show.

    Again, some of the best editing I’ve ever seen on film. Stylistically, it’s definitely unique and isn’t for everyone, but there’s still a lot to learn and a lot of value to gain from Chicago.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    The first 3/4 are incredible. The film feels massive and mythical in just the ways I was hoping. The biblical and medieval overtones are super engaging and for me were the film’s biggest hooks. Timothee Chalamet is also great in the starring role. He’s given some good material to work with scattered over the runtime, but even when he’s not performing with intensity he embodies the character and the dark and unsettling tone of the movie very well.

    The problem…

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  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★½

    Tiff #8

    It could just be the hype of the incredible crowd reaction and ovation and seeing Jonah Hill moved to tears, but Mid90s blew me away. A mature and honest look into the lives of children and the important themes of growing up. Jonah Hill is the perfect person to pull together a cast of kids like this and extract the best possible outcome. Something truly special.

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★

    TIFF #3

    I did not expect to like this movie nearly as much as I did. It’s a pointed piece about forgiveness and growth that you can tell is helmed by a director who respects Mr. Rogers and wants to show the importance of his lessons. This takes a totally atypical and stylistically different approach to the biopic, which I would hesitate to even call this movie. Rather than trying to simply tell his story, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood captures the essence Fred Rogers and turns his words into action.