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  • First Man

    First Man

    NDA. 🌝

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    purest
    of
    cinematic
    magic

    (Just a slight slump in the second half that holds it back from challenging Whiplash for me)

    I miss when I worked in a movie theater when this came out and every shift I would watch a scene or two. I raved to everyone that it would win Best Picture. Wasn't necessarily incorrect...

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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.

  • 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.