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  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Volver
  • The Hand of God

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  • Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

  • Sundown

    ★★★★½

  • Dumbo

    ★★★★★

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  • Writing with Fire

    Writing with Fire

    ★★★★★

    Really beautiful film, I think that the crowning achievement of this film is how close we got to the Dalit women in the film, and got to see their humor and family and angst and just their full humanity despite being part of the “untouchable” class of the caste system in India. At the q and a, the filmmakers seemed to want to communicate that the most, and I feel like they definitely succeeded. One of the directors described these…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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    Barry Jenkins’ film Moonlight is an intimate drama following the growth of Chiron, a young black man struggling with his sexuality amidst the impoverished lower-class neighborhoods of Miami. Films about lower-class African-American stories are not uncharted territory for filmmakers, but Moonlight is unique because of its focus on Chiron’s personal individuality. Other directors like Jordan Peele invent nightmarish scenarios to display the African-American experience, while others like Spike Lee employ gritty social realism to capture it. However, Jenkins pays…