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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★★

    Dear Academy,
    I was almost upset that this wasn't even nominated for best picture until I remembered how you chose Forrest Gump over both Pulp Fiction and the Shawshank Redemption (1994), Crash over Brokeback Mountain (2005), Driving Miss Daisy over Do the Right Thing (1989), A Beautiful Mind over Mulholland Drive (2001), and even more recently Spotlight over both Room and The Revenant (2015), the list continues.
    The subject matter of I, Tonya is thought provoking and tremendously moving, the…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

    There is a deep lingering emotional entity that is constantly prevalent throughout this film. That "thing" does not change substance however, it does vary in intensity and location. It lingers around the setting, sometimes possessing members of the cast, sometimes lurking in the atmosphere. I believe that the brilliance of this picture lies in the extent to which it goes to confront and address this "thing", this monstrosity of emotion and instinct, this evolutionary burden woven into us. Darren Aronofsky…