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  • Hukkle

    ★★★½

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★

  • Touki Bouki

    ★★★½

  • Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★½

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  • Hukkle

    Hukkle

    ★★★½

    I love Palfi's Taxidermia, but I was completely unfamiliar with the rest of his work. This is his debut feature, and it's strange in a much different way than Taxidermia is. There's essentially no dialogue as we follow the humans and animals of a rural Hungarian village. There is a story here, but it's hard to imagine a more subtle narrative. It's an interesting experience that's hard to evaluate after a single viewing.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    Lowery's visual style works well in this setting, but there are a few scenes that were too dark. The effects were a mixed bag too. Despite these issues, there are several jaw-dropping scenes. The 360 degree pan with Gawain tied up, the underwater scene, and the ending montage stick out the most in my mind. Sean Harris, who I recently loved as Macduff in the 2015 Macbeth, is impressive here as an aging King Arthur. Patel is a strong lead, and Vikander, Edgerton, and both parents from The Witch (Kate Dickie and Ralph Ineson) all have good supporting roles.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    It took until 2018, but 2017 has its first 5-star film for me. Anderson (serving as director and DP) is so precise with his compositions and camera movements, and has cemented himself as one of the best directors of actors out there (Sandler in PDL, DDL in TWBB, Phoenix/Hoffman in The Master, and the list goes on). I like Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood, but he was barely able to hold his own against Daniel Day-Lewis (which I'm…

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Is there a 6 star option?