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Khoi has written 21 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2018.

  • The Rider

    The Rider

    ★★★★

    A beautiful tone poem.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★

    The best Spider-Man movie by far, and also probably one of the best computer animated movies ever.

  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★★

    As a guy who designs user interfaces for a living, not even I could imagine that screen interfaces could tell a truly compelling feature film-length story, much less make me cry.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    A master class in manipulation.

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    Two furstrated novelists put on a short film festival.

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★★

    The universe corrects for “Ocean’s 8” and 2016’s “Ghostbusters”—magnificently.

  • Random Harvest

    Random Harvest

    ★★★★

    Pure Hollywood pablum—but so expertly and exquisitely crafted, it's irresistible. Despite all my intellectual detachment, I sobbed shamelessly at the end.

  • The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff

    ★★★★

    Rounded up from like 3.75 stars. Riddled with expository dialogue but so much else is done right, from the structure to the cinematography to the sound.

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★

    Grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn’t let go for three hours.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    Lovely.

  • Jack Reacher

    Jack Reacher

    ★★★★

    This movie gets better every time I watch it.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    WWJD? He’d drive right to the theater and watch the heck out of this summer blockbuster!