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  • PlayTime
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
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  • RRR

    ★★★½

  • Speak No Evil

    ★★★½

  • Confess, Fletch

    ★★★½

  • Avatar

    ★★★½

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  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★★½

    When I was a child, I had night terrors. I would sleepwalk through these horrific nightmares crying, screaming, and running around the house only to be woken up in the middle of the living room mostly unaware of what's been going on. Most of the time I wouldn't be able to remember any of these disturbing nightmares, I would only be able to tell by the aftereffects. The elevated heart rate, the beads of sweat forming on my forehead, and…

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    ★★★★★

    A playful satire of ultramodernism starring a French mime; a simple summary that unfolds into an embarrassment of riches.

    Playtime might have the best sound of any film I've ever seen. The sound design is absolutely incredible, while in most films the director uses visual clues to guide your attention, Jacques Tati uses audio clues. Sound effects are exaggerated and unique to give personality to every little thing in the movie. I could recognize every chair, button, and neon sign…

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★½

    I love how many different shapes this movie takes. Throughout the course of 3 hours, it transforms from action movie to rom-com to dance movie to historical epic all with ease. But there's this throughline of bromance that ties it all together.

    It's just an awesome movie, so creative and ridiculous. A barrel of monkeys in film form.

  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    ★★★½

    Deceptively sinister. The film gradually gets more and more unsettling as it unravels like a ball of yarn, revealing an ugly and grotesque center.

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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    Sunlight pours into the frame like honey from a small spoon. Murmurs of crickets blanket everything in a comforting sound. Minari is a gentle, tender portrait of a family. Its intimate nature envelopes you like a warm hug on a cold, rainy day. The film is filled with these little moments of pure bliss in simple life that make it seem like there's nothing better in the world.

    At first, director Lee Isaac Chung sets it up like we're going…

  • Aniara

    Aniara

    ★★

    Like a lot of science fiction, I dug the ideas but did not dig the execution. Aniara is all over the place, its ideas are so grand and sprawling but aren't given enough room to breathe and become fleshed out. Before I was allowed to sink my teeth into something, it's like the rug was swept out from under me and the idea was more or less forgotten. A stew of concepts and ideas where nothing quite compliments one another.