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  • Beast

    Beast

    ★★

    Catch it only for Jessie Buckley’s performance. She doesn’t/won’t get the praise she deserves because it’s in a bland by-the-book story of two outcasts in a relationship. But she raises the film to a watchable level; not very many actors could have done that in that role.

  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ***35mm screening***

    Even with a heavenly mise-en-scène, if the rest of your film sucks, the whole thing sucks.

    Jodorovsky does an amazing job creating the world(s) he want us to see. It’s too bad it’s a self-contradictory mess of heavy-handed masturbation.

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  • Lovesong

    Lovesong

    ★★★★★

    Trying to review this film is doing it an injustice. It's tender, it's real, it's gut-wrenching, it's heartbreaking, it's maddening, it's sad, it's happy... it's love.

    After drying the tears from my eyes, I came to a realization. Riley Keough just went from a name I recognized to having one of the best performances I've ever seen.

    Watch this film.


    EDIT: I want to see more of these characters. I would be overjoyed if everyone involved was on board for revisiting them "Before Sunset/Midnight" style.


    Also, new man crush: Cary Fukunaga.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    I want Paul Schraeder to write my eulogy, and it better have third act mania!

    This is Schraeder in form like we haven’t seen in some time. He may have captured Ethan Hawke’s best performance yet. 


    If this isn’t in my year-end top five, we’ll have had one hell of a year!