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  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique


    Visual literature. The consummation of Veronique's moment to moment beauty is purely inexplicable; a fragmented mosaic of long-lasting emotion and cinematic fervor.

    Words for this don't suffice. See it for yourself.

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day


    May A Brighter Summer Day rest among the titans of cinema—towering in its depth, modest in its scale, and with rarely a false note during its four-hour run.

    In a time where film is constantly being brought to larger and louder places, Edward Yang's masterpiece serves as a beacon of simple complexity.

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  • Say Anything...

    Say Anything...


    I just can't get behind Cusack here. I'm all for a good underdog story, but Lloyd Dobler feels more cartoon than anything else.

  • Widows



    Really into this. Wish we had 30 more minutes to develop these characters a bit more, but regardless, the movie KICKS. This is heist done right.

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  • The Lobster

    The Lobster


    Purely brilliant for its former half, and a little lackluster for the latter, The Lobster definitely overstays it's quirky welcome; though, that's not to say it isn't one of the best comedies (if you can even call it that) of the year. I'm all for anti-plot films, but after the departure from the hotel, its illogicality grows tiresome, as the age-old question of where is this all going? finally begins to dawn.

    But, even with its length, Lanthimos is making…

  • American Honey

    American Honey


    Andrea Arnold is a singularity in a cesspool of congruency―her camera, her talent, her subjects, all freely moving against the grain―in a world stamped with only one possible signature: hers. This is necessary independent cinema; a burst of creativity and rebellion so badly needed in an otherwise (mostly) standardized arena.

    American Honey breathes with a richness in character, so nuanced and so untapped, you just can't wait to see what comes next.