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  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★½

    Not exactly what I expected. Based on the poster, the reviews, and the brief snippets of footage from David Ehrlich's 2016 countdown, I thought this was going to be the story of a ruthless, domineering, assertive woman who terrorizes the patriarchy, and then I watched the movie and she turned out to be... well, a ruthless, domineering and assertive woman terrorizing the patriarchy—but not the way I imagined. If I'm being honest, I think I just pictured her with, I…

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    ★★★★

    ADVENTURES IN SIGHT & SOUND BOX-CHECKING #57

    For obvious reasons, this will always be the other black-and-white Powell/Pressburger joint about a transient stay at a small town in the British countryside to me, but it's nonetheless an enchanting historical tour, capped by some of the most richly poignant 20 minutes I've ever come across. Those dudes are living up to the hype so far.

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Oh my god. How is this movie real. How is Joaquin Phoenix's performance real. How is Hoyte van Hoytema's cinematography real. How does it all hold up so well after three viewings. How did Spike Jonze not get nominated for Best Director. How.

    I love Her so much it hurts

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★½

    A film whose seemingly muted tone hides layers upon layers of humor, sadness, fragility and beauty. It looks like it's just going to pass by, and then sweeps you up.