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  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★½

    Future neoliberal Tracy Flick

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

    extra points for putting a kate bush song at the climax.

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  • Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

    Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

    ★★★½

    Making your wife leave West Side Story cause you're a lonely little jealous boy: NOT cool

    Improvising the film score to Elevator to the Gallows: COOL

    Ranch: can be COOL or NOT COOL

    Aid: KOOL

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    I feel like I got hit by a speeding truck. A script completely void of condescension combined with some of the most breathtaking cinematography of the year. If your film in different parts can remind me of Hoop Dreams, Good Time, and Moonlight while patching in songs that have quite literally changed my life, you have me in your bag. I doubt I'll be more viscerally effected by any movie this year than I was by Waves. Apologies to the MTA workers at Bway-Lafayette last night if they found a puddle of tears on the platform.