Mikey Brzezinski
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  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★★

    "I Love You,
    I Forgive You,
    Forgive Me,
    Thank You,
    Goodbye."

    (^Those were also the exact words that the grief counselor told me to say when my father, whom I had a very difficult relationship with, was dying)

    Goddamnit, he did it! Baumbach fucking did! He peaked here. Any filmmaker should wish that their peak could be this fucking amazing.

    I expected greatness but I didn't expect catharsis on this level. The Meyerowitz Stories is Baumbach's most mature, most humane,…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    Last June, my father was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his liver. It hit me harder than anything ever had and I didn't really know how to react to it, so last October when I saw Josh Mond's "James White" I connected with it on a transcendent level, it totally floored me and every little aspect of it felt real and genuine. Two weeks ago from this Monday my father passed away from his struggle with cancer…

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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★★

    Absolutely fantastic! Much better than I ever anticipated it to be. An action sequence involving Jack-jack against a stray raccoon is single-handedly more thrilling and inspired than any MCU set piece and it's the moments like those that make this film soar. Bird's stylized camerawork and invigorating use of color makes every moment of the film explode off the screen. It's a breakneck-paced, heartwarming, and endlessly enjoyable film and one of Pixar's most satisfying entries in a while. Just as good if not slightly better than the first.

  • Bao

    Bao

    ★★★★½

    It's this sick things fault that the first few minutes of the Incredibles 2 were blurry AF for my mom and I. Sincere, truthful, and simply beautiful. One of the best Pixar shorts to date.

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    I'm not really sure how to say this without sounding like I have some sort of Marvel Studios hate-boner or that I just hate having fun but.....Thor: Ragnarok is one of the worst, most profoundly annoying superhero films I've seen.

    Let's just start with the problems that I've had with the MCU, in general, that bleed over into this film. First off: this film, conceptually, has some of the biggest stakes that have ever been in an MCU film, however,…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    TIFF 2017: Film #13

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may very well end up being my favorite film in all of 2017. Martin McDonagh has topped himself in a really big way. Writing one of the finest scripts of this year and directing it to pure perfection. It's a wonderfully dark and lived in exploration of social politics in our current Big Bad Angry America, filled with rich and complex characters played marvelously by one of the best ensemble casts…