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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    All movies are fantasies, right? Coming of age movies are the fantasy of being able to relive our formative years and apply the knowledge we have as adults. This might not be a groundbreaking insight. I'm just so glad Gerwig's adult knowledge is her ability to be generous toward all the characters around Lady Bird. Think of how many mediocre coming of age stories can't look beyond the wants and needs of their protagonists. Now think again.

  • Mudbound

    Mudbound

    ★★★★½

    Each minute of this packs more emotion than other entire movies. What ambition, and it pays off.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    This is the first time I've cried during a sex scene... I mean... the way... and... the use of glass surfaces... and Cate Blanchett... and... and the last scene... yeah...

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ½

    I haven't hated a movie quite this much in a long time. This is unbearably dour, grim, self-serious. This is supposed to be a summer movie? It's like watching Schindler's List starring a bunch of apes. Don't mistake joylessness for relevance. Don't mistake seriousness for having something to say. This is the opposite of good cinema. Repugnant.

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