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  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★★½

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    In the 2000's, it was found footage. In the 2010's, it's screencap. Both genres have a plethora of bad and mediocre entries, and a few shining gems. Searching is the shining gem of the screencap gimmick. It's taut, thrilling, and consistently keeps me on the edge of my seat- just waiting for the next twist of the knife to go deeper into its complex web of deceit. False starts and leads turn your perceptions inside out to the point…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    98

    I often find that Cuarón's most powerful works come from a very personal place inside of him- Roma should serve as a sensational companion piece to Y Tu Mamá También, in that both put on astounding displays of Mexican culture. Cuarón's latest, generously released by streaming giant Netflix, is a tender story of a love long lost, and the struggle to find that love again in the most unexpected places. Behind that story is a luscious black and white…

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  • The Visit

    The Visit

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    88

    I finally figured out what Tyler is rambling on about near the end when he knocks the old man down (it only took five times!)

    So, much earlier Tyler was telling a story to his sister about how he was on the little league football team and he found himself frozen when playing the final line of defense for his team. After things start to escalate to madness, Tyler finds himself immobile, gripped with terror and in a mental…

  • The Magic Flute

    The Magic Flute

    ★★★★

    81

    Made for Swedish TV by Ingmar Bergman, yet still better than anything from those Fathom Events you see ads for in the theater and never go to.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Whenever I think about getting back together with my ex, I watch this film. Works like a charm every time.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    Rooney Mara eats a pie for five minutes straight, Casey Affleck walks around covered in a bed sheet almost the entire time, and basically this is one of the best films of the year.