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  • The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★★

    Leave it to Sebastian to put the final nail in the coffin.

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★

    There's so much enthusiasm here that I couldn't help but get swept up in it a little bit, sorry to disappoint the humbugs. I'd watch Hugh Jackman in just about any role, so that certainly helps. Lots of things to criticize and less things to praise, but let me just cut to what I really wanna say...

    "This Is Me" is an absolute mammoth of a song, and Keala Settle knocks it out of the park. Even outside the context…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Everything from the fascinating script to the beautiful cinematography to Joaquin Phoenix's incredible performance to Scarlett Johansson's humanizing vocal performance as an operating system to the incisive commentary on our relationships with technology and on our relationships with each other and on our relationships with ourselves to the fact that it never reveals what year it's supposed to be but it feels like not too far in the future to the score that perfectly compliments the visuals to all the…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    Damien Chazelle directs the hell out of LA LA LAND, and I'm not sure if anyone, ANYONE else, could've pulled it off like he has. The way he borrows from the past and incorporates nostalgia and specific nods to so many films and musicals while presenting it all in such a fresh and exciting way - it's simply amazing. The music, cinematography, production design, costume design, set decoration, choreography, etc. all exceeded my expectations while still complimenting each other to…