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  • Memoria
  • We're All Going to the World's Fair
  • After Yang
  • Crimes of the Future

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  • The Thing

    ★★★★

  • Love & Basketball

    ★★★½

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

  • An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

    ★★★½

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    Everybody knows you don’t go full Serenity (2019). Olivia Wilde went full Serenity (2019).  Never go full Serenity (2019).

  • The Woman King

    The Woman King

    ★★★★

    The Woman King might be the absolute best version of itself (A PG-13 big studio funded original IP action film) it could have been. After the first action scene I knew I was in good hands with Gina Prince-Bythewood, and every following scene just kept building upon that momentum and never let up. For a film that's closer to 150 minutes than 120, this thing is paced immaculately. The world is rich, each character no matter how big or small…

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  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★

    The cinematic equivalent of eating nothing but saltine crackers for dinner with no water to drink. And it lasts 2 hours. And there’s this bit of dried cracker stuck to the roof of your mouth and you’re doing everything in your power to lick it off and swallow but your tongue is so dry it’s actually being used as a vehicle to somehow make the cracker even more dry and more stuck to the top of your mouth. And that also lasts two hours.

  • Monos

    Monos

    ★★★★★

    2019 Sundance Film Fest Film #4: 


    And to think just I was starting to get burnt out from this whole “Sundance while I work part time and go to school full time” thing, Monos comes out of nowhere to be something bigger than a simple “must see at Sundance” title. Monos feels like a fucking miracle, an achievement in capturing a true to life nightmare scenario through the lens of a fairy tale world. Monos seems like it could take place…