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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

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    Very touching and very real. This is a film that is full of genuine heart and is very difficult not to be won over by. Wouldn't it be fantastic if this got screened at schools around the world? It may feel as if it's treading on familiar ground narratively, but Elsie Fisher's naturalistic central performance is worthy of a watch alone (even if she does occasionally over-stretch her awkwardness to the point in which it feels a liiitttle over the top). Also, I have to mention Josh Hamilton and his performance of one of the most lovable on-screen dads I've seen in a long time.

  • No Man of Her Own

    No Man of Her Own

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    Starts out extremely promising with an intriguing yet ludicrous premise, but slowly loses its steam until it picks back up again with a nail bitintg final act. It’s a shame about the meandering middle section and it’s not exactly fantastically directed, but it’s never uninteresting to watch.

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

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    I feel ashamed that I have waited so long to watch this. Chunking Express is a visually pleasing character study filled to the absolute brim with a whole lot of heart and tenderness. The nonchalant characters are so well written, acted and developed, every bit of dialogue that comes out of their mouths engages you more and more with there unique little personalities. The handheld, up close and personal camera style did a fantastic job to capture the hecticness of…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

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    Oh my god. I met Paul Thomas Anderson. He shook my hand. This film was fucking incredible.