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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    Ah. I wonder what the Ancient Greek word for responsibility was.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★★★½

    Hitch always delivers the thrills.

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    "I don't remember" 

    Intimate in tone yet cosmic in scope. Profound yet comic. Quiet but full of meaning. David Lowery has created a near perfect cinematic experience utilizing visuals not volume. He accomplished this with lingering shots, long takes, a judicious use of words and an actor in a plain white sheet. Not many directors can claim that they created an existential cinematic triumph with so little but Lowery most certainly can.


    Ranked #1 in 2017 Ranked

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    Ostensibly a "first contact" sci-fi film that is actually a rejection of a zero-sum society (:cough: Donald Trump :cough:) and an embrace of empathy, understanding and existential humanism.

    While such a description may make this film seem large and impersonal, it is in fact the exact opposite - personal and cathartic.

    Probably one of the best movies of the year, if not the last couple of years.