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  • Before Sunset
  • The Apartment
  • Groundhog Day
  • Yi Yi

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  • Psycho

    ★★★★★

  • The Social Network

    ★★★★★

  • Cry Macho

    ★★½

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

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

    Incredibly entertaining, completely singular film that fell just short of it's potential IMO due to a second half that does not exude the same level of originality as the stunning first half. Thanks to the one-of-a-kind visuals, remarkable sound design, and amazing score, the first half of the film casts a spell unlike any other film I've seen outside Lynch's filmography. The second half, wherein Cage's character enacts revenge upon the cult that kills his wife, becomes a bit repetitious…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    Completely missed the boat on this on first viewing. My only minor complaint is that the screenplay seems to skip a beat or two in the formative stages of Elio and Oliver's romance. Otherwise a beautiful film and the Michael Stuhlbarg speech in particular blew me away on this viewing.

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    Not only did I hate this film, but I now hate every film referenced in the film, most of which I used to love. Thanks Spielberg.

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    ★★★★½

    Looking back on reviews for this film from the time it was released, it is laughable how badly the vast majority of critics (even those who supported the film) missed the point of it (which isn’t especially subtle).  Critics of the time noted the parallels between Marie and American contemporaries and commented on the modern pop soundtrack, and yet they never entertained the notion that the movie could have been commenting on contemporary gender politics?

    The movie is largely about…