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  • The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner

    ★★★½

    Man, men are terrible.

  • The Death of Stalin

    The Death of Stalin

    ★★★½

    Pretty much what you'd expect from Iannucci. It's devilishly funny with a great cast delivering reliable work. It is a little too chaotic for its own good and there's pretty much no emotional substance to the characters so they're difficult to invest in as individuals (what am I supposed to feel during Stalin's funeral). You just kinda watch from a distance...

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  • Life, Animated

    Life, Animated

    ★★★★

    This is the happiest you'll ever be to see Gilbert Gottfried.

    It's low stakes and sentimental, but it's whole hearted and feels like a very full 90 minutes.

  • 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.