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  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine


    Kind of a more melodramatic, overtly-stylized version of the BEFORE trilogy. While those movies aligned us with their characters' inescapable advancing years and degrading relationship by never allowing us to look back except through their flawed, romanticized memories (and our own, of the previous films), BLUE VALENTINE showily crosscuts between Gosling and Williams' impossibly cute courtship and their devastating end. To be fair, the stars play both sides of it perfectly, and I'm confident that without their craft and commitment,…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark


    Undeniable. Irresistible. The action and humor in this movie will be awesome forever.

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  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused


    An immaculate slice of '70s coming-of-age from film's most accomplished nostalgist. It's heightened and more than a little idealized, but mostly just funny and true.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    An overproduced mess of embarrassing fan service and wasted potential. Nobody will remember a single thing about it in a few years, but everybody will swear they love it. The AVATAR of the '10s.