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  • 120 Beats Per Minute

    120 Beats Per Minute

    ★★★★

    Powerful, quietly emotional, extremely well acted. Not your typical AIDS drama.

  • The Strange Ones

    The Strange Ones

    ★★★

    The rare ambiguous film that left me frustrated rather than contemplative. Lots of interesting ideas and a lot to discuss/unpack, but I felt a couple parts were TOO obtuse, to the point of unnecessary distraction from the narrative. But it's interesting, and well-made, and certainly a different take on an LGBT narrative. I'd be interested to see what the directors do *after* this.

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

    The new film from director David Lowery where he ruminates on death and the traces of existence we humans leave behind after we're gone. It's gained some notice because (1) A24 is releasing it (2) Casey Affleck's performance is 75% him not speaking and covered head to toe in a sheet, and (3) there's a long shot of Rooney Mara eating pie that has caused... discussion.

    Personally, I loved it. It's a quick 92 minutes, but due to its impressive…

  • The Bronze

    The Bronze

    ★★

    Sebastian Stan is a beautiful man.