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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    I’m not as passionate about Ladybird as most (neither was my partner, who also went through Catholic school in the early oughts, a target demo if there ever was one). But both of us loved how Gerwig’s indie, unlike so many others out there, found time to give every supporting character a life outside of Christine and her high-school angst.

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    In one of Columbus‘s early scenes, Jin presses Casey to stop reciting trivia and explain what actually moves her about a particular building. As she begins to answer, the camera shifts to the building's interior. Separated from the conversation by a pane of glass, we're left to watch in silence—and wonder what Casey had to say.

    The scene is brilliant, beautiful, and a bit alienating—which pretty much sums up how I felt about the whole movie.

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  • Predestination

    Predestination

    ★★★★

    I finished the movie and promptly went to my whiteboard. What followed was a disaster, but the movie? Excellent.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    ★★★½

    Wife's take: The Coen brothers do a Wes Anderson film.