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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★★

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again echoes The Godfather Part II in that it aims to recontextualize the present by showing the family history. Both films are ultimately about family, although Here We Go Again is probably the better film as Lily James' portrayal of Donna slightly edges out Robert De Niro as Vito. This film also gets a boost because it takes place in a wonderful universe where the only band to ever exist was Abba and no one…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Saying the performances are fantastic is probably like saying water is wet at this point, however, it's important to note that Vicky Krieps easily holds her own across from Daniel Day-Lewis. That's how good she is. Jonny Greenwood's score has such a defining relationship with the film that it seems like the music is dictating the editing rather than the other way around. This is Paul Thomas Anderson's most understated film, content with leaving many things for the audience to…