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  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★

    Heavily driven by it's performances. This could've been so much better if not for the terrible editing, soundtrack, sound mixing, and the confusing non-linear narrative.

  • Closer

    Closer

    ★★★★★

    An absorbing rigorous look on adult relationships. Owen's performance was the most memorable and it's interesting that there's no sexual acts included for a story that is centered on the intimacy of sex.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    step tf up kyle

  • Newness

    Newness

    ★★★★½

    "I will disappoint you.
    I will disappoint you.
    You promise?
    Yes."

    Newness tackles what open relationships in the modern age are like, which in most films often comes accompanied with an opinion or biased, but Doremus seems to have figured out a way to explore this kind of relationships with less judgment. Rather than suggesting that Martin and Gabi are degenerate or vile, Newness outlines how their approach is an unusual attempt to find a romantic arrangement that can work…