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  • Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown

    ★★★★½

    There's so much about this movie that shouldn't (okay, doesn't) work, but I will never be less than completely, totally, and utterly charmed by it anyway.

    Also, Ruckus wails.

    Suggested double feature: Aloha

  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ★★★

    I thought this would be more of an entertaining dramedy about domestic life after shrinking given the trailer and premise. Instead, it tried to do WAY too much, and mostly failed. This might've made a better HBO series than a movie.

    Suggested double feature: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    An unequivocal masterpiece.

    Suggested double feature: The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lords of Salem, The Witch, Take Shelter

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    It's obviously ridiculous that this was nominated for the Razzies [insert fart noise here], but the more egregious sin is that Matthew Libatique wasn't nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars this year. Just wow.

    Suggested double feature: The Witch