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  • The Boss Baby

    The Boss Baby

    ★★★½

    Still a super-weird movie, but I dig it. Love its more stylized dream sequences, its use of music, and there are some great lines I didn't pick up on the first time. Both straightforward and subversive, it's definitely worth a watch for how nuts it is.

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★

    Very odd tonal shifts. Great visual effects.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★

    Fantastic ensemble (both the acting + the casting), interesting, relatable, and with lots of memorable small vignettes, funny lines, poignancy, and sadness... Yet, strangely, somehow, it left me cold.

    On paper it should've been right up my alley, and it ticked a lot of boxes: coming-of-age, strong female lead, witty dialogue, and Saoirse Ronan is amazing (as always!). I'm not entirely sure why, but it just didn't hit me right. Maybe it's my intense dislike of Dave Matthews Band? :: shrugs ::

    It did, however, make me want to rewatch the wonderful "The Edge of Seventeen."

  • 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…