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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★

    This film is so gratingly pleased with itself. It's not half as clever as it thinks it is and Hansel Eggbort (I don't have time to look up his real name) is the least charming actor I've ever seen in a Major Motion Picture.

    Direct your attention, instead, to Atomic Blonde, the comp that came out at the same time and is everything this movie is not.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    A coming-of-age that explores issues like sexuality, class, and longing in a way that's sweet, funny, and really truthful. There are a couple of moments that I felt the director over playing her hand a little, but these are quibbles. This is a killer debut from a talented director.

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  • Night of the Comet

    Night of the Comet

    ★★★

    This isn't a Wong Kar-wai film, but it's a pretty fun little genre piece and features Catherine Mary Stewart from The Apple with goofy hair plus an off brand cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Shot by shot, this movie is basically perfect. Every frame is so considered and simple yet shockingly deep and none of it ever feels pretentious.