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  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    ★★★

    I think I like the original Shop Around the Corner with Jimmy Stewart better, but like the time capsule of 90s AOL and bookstore business battles wrapped up in the chemistry of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★

    Good message in the end. Couldn’t stand the soundtrack. Letter to your future self remixed for the digital age interesting to think about. Actors who feel as awkward as someone that age could be adds to a sense of authenticity — feels like a window into an 8th grader in our current times.

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  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★★★

    A spiritual successor to The Big Short with solid acting, social poignancy, laugh out loud funniness at moments, and some bold experimental creative choices that I felt paid off.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★

    So many wall-framable compositions — beautiful black and white DP-ed by Cuaron himself. Two parallel tales of resilient women persevering and their male companions leaving the picture and abandoning support. One woman a biochemist mother of 4, the other her servant soon with child. Each shot takes its time but it really allows the viewer to embody the space and take in the little details. There are a number of motifs that pay off in on-screen poetry and patterns that reward those who are undeterred by a film paced slower than most contemporary pictures.