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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Wings of Desire
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Stand by Me

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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • The Rescue

    ★★★★

  • Vivo

    ★★★

  • Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

    ★★½

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  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★½

    Unbelievable that this footage was lost for such a long time. I understand people wanting the whole thing released (which I'm sure it will be at some point), but I personally loved the way this was presented and especially edited. Quick cuts and footage giving you a good idea of the time and in between some longer pieces of performance. And what a lineup they had....

    I'm curious to see what Questlove will do next.

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★★

    I normally don't like musicals as movies, but for some reason I had an absolute blast watching this. Of course it is corny at times, but I just love a story about a neighborhood all dealing with some kind of problem. Plus the gentrification issue is always relevant.
    I loved the scene when Benny and Nina are dancing on the building facade.
    Also, this movie makes me want to sell Piragua in my neighborhood next summer.
    And of course I enjoyed the songs and the overall message. Feelgood movie of the year for me at this point.

    Now let me listen to my block....

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  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★½

    I already liked the idea and possibilites when watching "Unfriended". The difference is that this one actually has a good story and plot. Basically the story ain't all too original but telling it this way makes it feel really fresh. Also, it doesn't get predictable and there's a shitload of little details throughout the movie that you might not catch on a first viewing but that are really smart. The writers definitely took their time here. Cool movie!

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★½

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

    This was way more fun than I thought it would be.
    Definitely flawed, especially plot-wise (I did not get James McAvoy's and that Gascoigne guy's motivation for instance). I also thought the soundtrack was obnoxiously cliched and was surprised that many people are praising it. The score got on my nerves at a few points as well.

    Another thing I (generally) have a problem with is the concept of the unreliable narrator. The whole film is pretty much a flashback…