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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    An authentic and deeply profound take on the coming-of-age realm of adolescents, Lady Bird -- directed by Greta Gerwig in her directorial debut -- is a near-monumental achievement in a world where coming-of-age dramas have descended into a sea of cliches. Beyond the enthralling performance by Saoirse Ronin is a humanistic story of a girl exploring the world in attempt to discover her true self, but in ways that many films in the past neglected to do. The story roars…

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★

    Who thought James Franco can make such an entertaining exercise inspired by the making of "one of the worst movies ever made"? Maybe some. But nonetheless, The Disaster Artist represents Franco's talent both in front and behind the camera at its best, and the same credit should be given to his brother Dave who shares a magnificient chemistry with him as Greg Sestero, the partner-in-crime of Tommy Wiseau. James Franco nails his role as Wiseau, giving a surprisingly poignant yet…

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  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    ★★★★★

    Darren Aronosfky's The Wrestler is a triumphant piece of work that grabs you simply does not let go. Mickey Rourke's performance in the lead role of Randy "The Ram" Robinson sets stone as the best performance of his career. Carrying exhilarating emotional gravitas, Rourke nails the role with intense precision. Marisa Tomei's also makes a wonderful example of an actress flexing her acting chops. The story as a whole is powerful and strikes at the heart in more ways than one, and there is never a moment where Aronofsky's lets his directorial talent go to waste. The Wrestler is cinematic gold.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is nothing short of cinematic gold. Coming from director Martin McDonaugh, the man behind In Brudges and Seven Psychopaths, this movie blends elements of comedy and tragedy to form a vibrant story full of surprises. Alternating between darkly funny and startlingly moving, the film is driven by the raw emotional nature of the character, each of whom have demons burning inside them. The lead character Mildred, portrayed powerfully by Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, rides the emotional…