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  • This Beautiful Fantastic

    This Beautiful Fantastic

    ★★★

    A shameless, sentimental, and romantic British trifle. So slight and delicate that a few exasperated eye-rolls and mocking smirks could topple it but I loved every ridiculous moment of this. Maybe it’s because I’m trying to recover from the worst October of recent memory but This Beautiful Fantastic was the achingly sweet salve that my bitter heart needed. Jessica Brown Findlay has become one of my favorite actresses so I enjoy watching her in anything (see Downtown Abbey, Black Mirror,…

  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    ★★★½

    Melanie Lynskey is perfect as Ruth, a woman with only one wish (and a wish I share with her): "For people to not be assholes."

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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★

    I would have liked this so much more if it had no soundtrack, was called Maintenance by the Sea and we spent the entirety of the film watching Casey Affleck's character unplug toilets, fix sinks, shovel snow and get in occasional bar fights.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★

    The Invitation is one of the best films I've seen this year with an impressive central performance from Logan Marshall-Green. Grief and malaise run rampant in the Hollywood Hills turning a dinner party among old friends into a incredibly unnerving and flat out creepy affair.The atmosphere of dread and unease that permeate the proceedings is so thick you can cut it with a serving knife thanks to Karyn Kusama's taught direction & Theodore Shapiro's eerie score. A great slow-burn horror feast…