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  • Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects

    I know, I know, this is a TV* show, but it's also really, really Amy Adams.

    The writing is Amy Adams, the cinematography is very Amy Adams, and the acting is also really Amy Adams. I almost can't believe that this was made by the same director as Demolition and Dallas Buyers Club. Because this is just so much more Amy Adams.

    And I haven't even mentioned the Amy Adams part about this Amy Adams show, because that just has to be Amy Adams. In this show she proves, once again, that she's the Amy Adams actress working today.

    *It's not TV, it's HBO**

    **Amy Adams.

  • Apaches

    Apaches

    Remember those days when you were playing cowboys and indians with your mates? When a farm was actually a fort that you were going to attack? When a tractor was actually a wagon train that had to be ambushed?

    This film beautifully captures those memories and brings them back to life.

    And then somebody dies.

    Damn. This film got really dark really quickly.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    There's a scene in the middle of Frances Ha, where Frances goes to visit her parents in Sacremento. And she's having a wonderful time, but before she knows it, it's over.

    It might just be one of my favorite sequences in any film I've ever seen. It perfectly captures that feeling of time going so fast, that the thing itself already feels like a distant memory as soon as it's over.

    But you couldn't possibly make an entire film feel like that? Right? Right?

    Well, I think Lady Bird just did it.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Fucking loved it again and it only seems to get funnier, Lesley Manville is particularly hilarious.

    ''Perhaps you should take your breakfast after him... or in your room?''