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  • Rough Night

    Rough Night

    ★★

    One star for the queer storyline and another for Kate McKinnon’s Olivia Newton-John impression.

  • Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

    Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

    ★★★★½

    A tender, deeply moving examination of an icon, as seen through the eyes of those closest to her. I almost used up an entire box of tissues during its perfectly succinct, tearjerking runtime.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    The best artworks--be they musical or cinematic or housed in museum--transport their viewer. Whether standing or sitting amongst fellow patrons, or perhaps lying in in the privacy of one's room or driving in one's car, they wash over like lapping sea waters, somehow magically changing worldviews in the process. With Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino has done just that.

    Taking André Aciman's exquisite prose and projecting it, ravishingly, to screen, Guadagnino has created an entire, tangible universe for…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    A film ripped from the pages of my dreams that’ll eternally hold a place in my heart as a top-tier favorite. If you’re such a contrarian that you can’t see the magic coursing through every frame, then you have my deepest sympathies.