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  • Pleasure

    ★★★★

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★★★

  • Good Will Hunting

    ★★★★★

  • Carrie

    ★★★★★

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  • Happening

    Happening

    ★★★★★

    “The girl from the paper sent me.”

    Goodness, what a powerful, powerful film. And how eerily relevant it NOW is — I don’t think IFC Films planned for the US rollout of this film to have a potential overturning of Roe v. Wade act as a political undertone, but it’s hard to not think about it when experiencing this incredibly moving film as an American. Though set in 1960s France, the journey that we follow Anne on is still tragically…

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★★★

    “Will you still love me if my body blew up like a balloon? Will my body drive you with desire?”

    Bob Fosse has vision, pal. I loved All That Jazz, his all-too-honest, bittersweet, semi-autobiographical exploration of his life and creating. While that is probably his most-acclaimed and seminal piece, especially when explored years later, in order for Fosse to reach that creative nirvana, he first had to make Cabaret

    And it’s glorious. I know it’s a musical, but the movie’s…

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  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    ★★★★

    “I’m sorry.”
    “For what?”

    Ninja Thyberg’s examination of the power dynamics at play in the porn industry is very honest and at times brutal and tough to watch/process, knowing the pain and humiliation that the actresses had to endure for their scenes. “Rough” gets a new meaning in Pleasure.

    Sofia Kappel, in her feature debut, is really triumphant, and the fact that her character is also a fresh-faced newbie, adds to the authenticity and also the genuine anguish and pain;…

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★★★

    “I made the big mistake five days ago in New York City, and when I say big, I mean Radio City Music Hall big.”

    Charles Grodin’s Lenny Cantrow is one of the most pathetic men I’ve ever seen grace the screen; I read that Jerry Seinfeld considers this to be the greatest comedy of all-time, and I can totally believe that, because Lenny is just a morph of Jerry and Costanza from Seinfeld. How low can a man go himself…

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  • For Sama

    For Sama

    ★★★★★

    “I don’t want to die, I want to live.”
    “I keep filming.”

    Dear Sama, your parents are incredible, brave, and amazing people. The existence of this film is a testament to the strength and fortitude of the people.

    “This is not about the place, places are about their people.”

    This is an intense, devastating, and crushing documentary film made by Waad al-Kateab. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it should be required viewing for all people, to gain an understanding…

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    ★★★★★

    “I have a big brother, which is way better.”

    I just want to give Zoé Héran’s character a big hug. Just for a little bit. Tell them it’s okay, even if it’ll be tough sometimes. Growing up is hard.

    Though I’ll never personally feel the internal anxiety and war with identity that Laure/Mickaël felt throughout the summer this movie takes place, there was still an ultra-relatable quality to the character that made them so charming and sweet. 

    This movie has…