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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    Wes Anderson's evil twin brother got sexy.

    Neat Q&A screening. Neat birthday present.

    Still quite a bit to unpack from the movie but the execution is so wickedly entertaining and refreshing. It's an ideal antidote movie. Bow down to Queen Colman.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    Colour me pleasantly surprised.

    Sure, with all the hype and acclaim, it should be a no brainer that this is a good movie. I didn't really doubt it'd be a great experience at least, even if the trailers spoiled the gist of the plot. However, Del Toro fans were rallying behind this as a Best Picture frontrunner and man did I not buy that a fish-fucking film would win. That doubt translated in me not being as excited for the…

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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    This film soured on me upon reflection due to my prior grievances with the third act. Totally paved over on this viewing. I thought it would grow on me on rewatch and I really loved it. One of Spike Lee's strongest outings and frankly, would be a great Best Picture choice if it ends up going all the way.

  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★★★

    I am being very forgiving to the film's numerous clumsy flaws but I found most of it to be beautiful and profound. Totally get why some hate it.

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    I think Yorgos Lanthimos is Wes Anderson's evil twin brother. 

    I love them both dearly.

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    While I loved this enough based on execution and experience alone, I adore the way it explores the vicious cycle of justice and vengeance. It's a deeply unsettling film, made especially brilliant by the veiled insincerity of every character all the time. I'm on board for whatever Lanthimos does.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    Roma contains two of the most heart-breaking scenes in cinematic history. 

    It finished an hour ago and my wife is still sobbing. 

    Bring a fresh pack of tissues.