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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    "I cannot start my day with a confrontation. I simply have no time for confrontations."

    Phantom Thread is my favorite "Best Picture" Oscar nominee. I came into the movie ready to love it. I'm a fan of director Paul Thomas Anderson (aka PTA). I've seen all his movies and at least liked all of them. No surprise, I loved his latest creation.

    There are multiple themes running through Phantom Thread. The one that affected me the most was power dynamics…

  • Alexander

    Alexander

    ★★★

    The Ultimate Cut

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Interstellar is one of most beautiful films I've seen this year. Some of the visuals will be stuck in my mind for a while. The soundtrack is breathtaking and I want to listen to it again. There's great inventive production design too. TARS being the prime example. And it's not just an empty beautiful shell. Emotional moments absolutely work. A few of them hit me like a ton of bricks.

    And yet... And yet...

    I simply wish characters would've talked…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    It's a Fincher thriller. And let's face it, at this point, that says it all. If you like his other work, this won't be an exception. His slick visual style and precise camera movements work perfectly in this cynical view of suburbia.

    I anticipated a great performance by Ben Affleck and he did deliver. But Rosamund Pike really caught me off-guard. She's amazing every time she's onscreen.

    I only wish Fincher made it less obvious who he roots for. There are a couple of instances where movie told me what I should be thinking. Those I could've done without.