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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Second viewing. This time in IMAX. Best movie of the year.

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★★★★

    On 2nd viewing I’m bumping The Beguiled up to 5 stars. Pretty much a flawless film that I’m sure I will want to return to several more times.

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Completely original and hypnotic depiction of humanity's passage through time and space, seeking comfort and meaning, which proves only to be temporary. Ultimately it's a journey of grief and loneliness, leading to a vanishing point. More an episodic poem than a traditional narrative, the film thrives on an unwavering commitment to stillness and quiet. 


    The film's humanism lies in its bold inversion of the ghost story/suspense format itself -- rather than provide the audience with an emotional exorcism of fears…

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★★★½

    Coppola's amazing work is a feast for the eyes, the ears, the heart and the mind. Masquerading as part Southern gothic horror, part suspense, and part melodrama, the film is really a unique entity to itself -- an incredibly entertaining yet subtle exploration of gender equality, sexual awakening, and the rail-thin balance between peace and war within our own homes as well as society.

    Like a more palatable Cronenberg film, Coppola injects an awareness of both the pleasures and the…