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  • Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause

    ★★★★★

    Watched ahead of showing it to my film studies group this week.

    Holy hell, does James Dean ever live up to the hype or what?

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Caught this one a second time with my mom. We were definitely in the same auditorium as before and I'm pretty sure we were even in the exact same seats.

    I really, really adore that ending. In a sense, the film really is about Jo pursuing the object of her affection - it just so happens that that object is her creative instincts. Seeing her grasp that book - HER book - in the final shot feels more soaring and…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Arriving on a wave of hype since its Palme d’Or win in May, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is every bit as mesmerizing as the buzz surrounding it suggests. With a razor-sharp script and excellent contributions from all players involved on both sides of the camera, it sunk its hooks into me within the opening minutes and never let go. Bong aims for many thematic and aesthetic targets over the course of the film, and he hits virtually every one with stunning…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    Phantom Thread continues writer-director (and cinematographer this time out) Paul Thomas Anderson’s run as one of the most singular voices in film today. It’s an oddity that admittedly loses just a little bit of steam after it surpasses the 90-minute mark, but Anderson’s direction is intoxicating as ever. Each frame is crafted meticulously, and Anderson hasn’t lost a step in his skill in clear, powerful visual storytelling that tells viewers more than just the dialogue can convey. I must also…