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  • Buster's Mal Heart

    Buster's Mal Heart

    ★★★

    Expected Christian Slater to pop up halfway through.

  • Lucky

    Lucky

    ★★★½

    A beautiful and bittersweet send-off for Mr. Stanton.

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★

    Great example of old-fashioned filmmaking in the 21st century.

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★½

    Technically brilliant, with some good, twisted fun.

  • Meek's Cutoff

    Meek's Cutoff

    ★★★★

    Reichardt is one of the most authentic and deeply humanistic directors that we have today.

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★

    A nerve-shredding thriller that chills to the bone.

  • Valhalla Rising

    Valhalla Rising

    ★★½

    On the surface, an ultra-violent viking film with Mads and Refn at the helm sounds extremely badass. In hindsight, it's a hollow medieval tale with good visuals, not including the really weird and jarring vignetting around certain objects. It's not bad, just really disappointing. My least favorite Refn as of now.

  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence

    ★★★★

    There's a lot that can be conveyed through a singular look on someone's face. It speaks volumes, especially in one of the most unforgettable documentaries that I have ever seen.

  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★½

    Favorite Baumbach so far.

  • Black Dynamite

    Black Dynamite

    ★★★★

    My kind of parody.

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★

    I feel like an asshole for only giving this four stars.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

    TIFF Film #9

    Two five stars coming out of TIFF for me, and this was the final one. Mysterious and raw, this one will stand out in Aronofsky's filmography. It's palm-sweatingly crazy.