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  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★½

    Oscar nominated director, Debra Granik, allows simplicity to take over in this film and lets the narrative breath without relying on an intense score or action.

    A rare Ben Foster lead proves worthy as his portrayal of a loving father with a discomfort for civilization leaves the audience sympathetic.

    On-screen daughter Tom, played by Thomasin McKenzie, has the audience's empathy as her rift between solidarity with her father and independence of her own life waver throughout.

    Rewatchability: If you find appreciation in the ruffling of bushes and swaying of trees.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    Bo Burnham proves that he belongs in the directors chair with this wonderfully awkward film.

    A relatable performance from newcomer Elsie Fisher combined with terrific visual variety and comedic timing put this film into the upper echelon of coming of age films.

    The script that Burnham wrote in two weeks translated to potentially the best received film at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival and will assure his staying power behind the camera.

    Rewatchability: Relive your awkward teen phase without the pain of actually going through it.

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  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★

    Reboots tend to be hit or miss...and it's safe to say that director, Christopher Nolan, hits this one head on.

    Christian Bale's portrayal of Batman neared PERFECTION as compared to George Clooney's that nearly wrecked the entire Batman franchise in 1997's, Batman & Robin.

    It's hard to believe Batman Begins was released nearly 13 years ago, but it goes to show the staying power of this movie.

    Rewatchability: Whenever you need to feel like superheroes are real.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    A unanimous Top 100 movie across major review sites, The Godfather withstands the test of time.

    There is no shortage of praises for this movie, but the highest of praises must go to the quality of character development.

    Following Marlon Brando's passing of the guard to his son, Al Pacino, has the audience feeling like they are part of the feared Corleone family.

    Rewatchability: It's a movie offer that you cannot refuse.