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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    *3 hour version*

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    An uninspired retread of the original that has just enough bright spots for me to give it a pass. MVPs: Jack-Jack, Voyd Girl, and the Elastigirl bike action scene.

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★★

    March Around the World 2017 - #15/30

    My 15th feature is from Taiwan directed by Edward Yang. When a film has as great a reputation as this one does it can sometimes feel a little intimidating when you finally sit down to watch it. Thankfully, this film is every bit as masterful as I've ever heard and is just a joy to watch perfectly capturing the rhythms of life.

    Every frame of this film is meticulously crafted, loaded with meaning…

  • Persona

    Persona

    Four viewings in and I can hopefully try to muster something to say about this masterpiece.

    A fascinating look at identity and the roles we allow ourselves to take on. As the women's personalities clash and change we come to realize how much they are alike. Both of them are always putting on masks and changing to whatever role is required of them.

    Bergman's film is absolutely gorgeous with two of the best performances of all time. Liv Ullmann is…