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  • Far from Heaven

    Far from Heaven

    ★★★½

    Feels like it came right out of the 50s, for better or for worse. A lot of large messages are conveyed, but by the end, this mostly feels like a rudimentary statement against bigotry. Great production design, cinematography, and my overall sentimentality for mid-1900s period pieces keeps me from rating this lower.

    Thankfully, 13 years later, Todd Haynes gave us a true gay masterpiece.

  • No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad

    No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad

    Never would've imagined a behind-the-scenes documentary would get me so emotional.

    Simply put, Breaking Bad is pretty much my favorite thing ever. (The last time I watched Goodfellas, I called Scorsese's work the best piece of art I know. That might still be true, but even Goodfellas doesn't move me like the last few hours of this show do.) I could talk about what I love so much about it, but if I started, I wouldn't stop. My mom started…

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  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★★

    "I'm not afraid of the future."
    "You should be."

    Watching Charlize breakdown over her annoying ass children gave me a whole lot of anxiety and sympathy, neither of which were expected, and reaffirmed my desire to never have children.

    Confidently and impressively directed and edited, with a surprising amount of visual flair. Mackenzie Davis is incredibly charming, a perfect contrast to Theron's raggedness. Oh, and there's an all too brief montage of Cyndi Lauper songs.

    In many ways, this year's…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    This is what it's like living with anxiety.

    Like a great survival video game (à la The Last of Us), this has the adrenaline and excitement that should be present in its moments of action, as well as the emotional beats that come with rescuing a loved one, or discovering a hidden waterfall loud enough to hide you from the omnipresent monsters. In other words, the direction is simply great.

    I'm not convinced that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt could ever have quiet sex, though.