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  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    For my New Years resolution I’ve decided to become a mensch. You know what that means? A human being.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite has generated tremendous buzz since hitting the festival circuit. The pre-Victorian period film chronicles the dramatic swings of Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) relationships with her long time friend and confidant Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and Sarah’s maid and distant cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Like other Lanthimos films, The Favourite maintains a dramatic and tense environment undercut with almost constant humor, though I’d assert that The Favourite’s sense of humor is less dark than its predecessors The…

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  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★★

    As I walked out of the theater after seeing Julia Ducournau’s Raw, a man walking in front of me turned around and said that he’d like to warn the people waiting outside the theater for the next showing. Indeed, I understood this sentiment, and perhaps there should be a warning label on the posters for Raw. One theater in LA reportedly began handing out vomit bags at showings and when the film first premiered at festivals, viewers actually fainted during…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    Following in the footsteps of The Witch and It Comes at Night, Hereditary is A24’s new widely buzzed about horror film. Drawing a flurry of positive comparisons to The Exorcist, the film has already been ordained as a modern horror classic by numerous critics and viewers. The film has been a tremendous success, particularly given that it was piloted by thirty year old writer/director Ari Aster as his first feature film. Aster is one in a line of young filmmakers…