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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★★

    First Bergman. 

    So good.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    The 'Film By Peter Parker' sequence at the beginning and the school news reports were the hardest I've laughed in a theater ever.

    Tom Holland is perfect. Not everything in the movie works (it can lapse into some of the typical MCU issues), but, by going for smaller scale conflicts, it finds a heart and joy that is missing from many super hero movies.

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    A slow-moving, beautiful exploration on our relationship with time through loss, relationships, and cultural development. Covering a topic as enormous as time in 92 minutes is bold and a little crazy, but David Lowery focuses in on one couple's experiences, which, in some strange and magical way, makes it brutally universal.

    The most impactful (and divisive) characteristic of this film is just how slow it is. Lowery holds on moments that seem so unimportant - a four minute, unbroken take…

  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★★★

    Grace and forgiveness breeds more grace and more forgiveness...I've never seen this theme explored so beautifully as in this musical. 

    Also -

    1.) I LOVE the music (and, yes, all the performances. I'll take emotion over voice any day)
    2.) I love the cinematography.
    3.) The final 10 minutes are so stirring and heartbreaking.