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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    “The love impulse in man very frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.”

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    It's not right but it's now or never
    And if I wait could I ever forgive myself?

    On a night when the moon glows yellow in the riptide
    With the light from the TV's buzzing in the house

    Cause I'm gonna cut it where I can
    And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
    If I ever had a chance it's now then
    But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you

    To offer it to you would be cruel
    When all I want to do is use, use you

    -Vampire Weekend, “Diplomat’s Son”

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    “My uncle says we live three times as long since man invented movies.”
    “How can that be?”
    “It means movies give us twice what we get from daily life.”

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ½

    “I think I’m gonna hate LA LA LAND,” I tweeted as the trailer sang right in my face about dreams or some such nonsense before watching Arrival, another vacuous vehicle for empty auteurism. I would’ve enjoyed being proven wrong, since I love a good musical and people seem genuinely taken with this picture, but all the actual footage I saw of the film made my blood boil. This basically constitutes my experience with all the footage of La La Land,…