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  • Whiplash
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • The Lighthouse

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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★½

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★½

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★½

    69/100

    From many a review I've read the words "too Wes Anderson", at which I've scoffed, thinking, 'There simply is no such thing as too Wes Anderson, the greatest auteur working today!' Well fuck me and break my heart in two, this film really is WAY too Wes Anderson. It's not just that he overdoes the perfectly centered shots and his brand of set design and mini models/animation interjected into various scenes. While that does get a bit formulaic after…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★½

    60/100

    American Beauty! I've been trying to figure out what it was that drove mad about this film's critical acclaim and I knew there was a way to suggest that these ideas have been done with MUCH more success already. It was American Beauty. It may be suburbia vs. western, but twenty-two years ago, American Beauty tackled the "toxic masculinity vs. suppressed homosexuality" in ways this film only wished to have achieved. I can't understand the acclaim, because brother dynamic…

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  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★½

    86/100

    Donnie Darko is funny, it's original, it's mind-boggling, and above all else it is entertaining as hell. Though all these things, in the end it is ultimately too heavy and twisted to be fully understood and, though this may be intentional, it doesn't quite sit well when not enough information is shared. The direction is solid, the story is genius, and Gyllenhaal's performance is impressive for his age. It's an outstanding psychological thriller.

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★★

    91/100

    This anti-romantic comedy is one of those rare jewels in which the director's style soars above an otherwise familiar story. Thanks to phenomenal direction, excellent acting, and one hilarious script this film rises above the majority of every other in its genre. It's romantic, it's anti-romantic, it's emotional, and it's hilarious. This is the perfect comedy for those looking for an outside the norm rom-com.