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  • Performance

    Performance

    ★½

    Yeah I have no clue what happened and I don't really care.

    The scene of the gangsters tying up the guy and shaving his head was dope as hell though.

  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12

    ★★★½

    Lakeith Stanfield is a star, and I remember when I first saw this film instantly thinking that he was fabulous and the standout of the whole film. I remember last year thinking "man, what ever happened to the guy who rapped in 'Short Term 12'?" and looking it up only to immediately recognize him as someone who had gotten huge since. Which is crazy because it felt like no one was talking about how good he was when this movie…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    This is the part where I admit I was wrong. When I first saw Call Me By Your Name at TIFF in September, I did not like it. I had said that it was a romance that took too long to get anywhere. I had said that the camerawork was too static, and the editing was too slow. I take back everything I said. Call Me By Your Name is a masterpiece. This time, I went in knowing what to…

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★½

    Five minutes in and I KNEW that this director was the right choice for the "In the Heights" movie coming out in a couple of years.

    Outside of the ridiculously charming story and the gorgeous design elements, "Crazy Rich Asians" is stylistically very impressive too. There's a sense of joy and a level of energy that is maintained through the entire film. The music video visuals, kinetic editing, and little flourishes make the directing feel every bit as flashy as…