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  • Princess Cyd

    Princess Cyd

    ★★★½

    If there's one thing that 2017 films are getting right, it's portraying familial relationships in an honest, open manner, not shying away from conflict but also underscoring the need for mutual love and understanding. An altogether pleasant and endearing experience with two beautiful central performances.

    Lead female performances are absolutely stacked this year. Keep an eye on Jessie Pinnick, she's going places.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    Every square inch of this film is meticulously constructed to such an extent that you're just waiting for something to disrupt it. At times, it's somehow dull and beautiful in equal measure, probably because each tiny, repetitive movement is shrouded in mystery but is simultaneously dangling at some type of palpable precipice. The bare-bones setup allows Anderson to slowly but surely tinker with expectations, playing with what these characters perceive to be well established as he works in and out…

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★

    Alright Letterboxd, we have some things to discuss. Bear with me.

    Let’s get this out of the way first: Christopher Nolan is a very talented filmmaker. He and his brother have crafted several masterpieces in my eyes, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for his commitment to high(er) concept crowd pleasers. He gets a lot of shit, but his type of filmmaking is desperately needed in an age of mindless entertainment; how many other directors will garner such…

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★½

    There's a scene where Tonya's voiceover says "I was 15" and then we see full grown Margot Robbie and it's probably the funniest moment in 2017 cinema.