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  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

    ★★★★½

    Phyllis Dietrichson is the reason I have trouble trusting women.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    A masterpiece.

    This is an incredibly smart film that knows how to handle its story and characters and never once assumes its audience is stupid. That third act made me incredibly emotional… such a powerfully executed twist packed with humanity, suspense and heart.

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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    I spent the entire running-time just falling head-over-heels in love with everything about this movie.

    Here are just a few of the things I fell hardest over...

    -Annette Bening’s fragility.

    -Elle Fanning, and how she somehow outshines Annette Bening in Annette Bening’s movie.

    -Greta Gerwig’s red hair, and her line delivery here, “You cannot let her sleep here if she is not having sex with you… it’s disempowering.”… and, let’s be honest, absolutely everywhere else.

    -The all-too brief shot of…

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★

    A shit-ton of unnecessary exposition and a few plot holes aside, this is an entertaining, superbly acted and genuinely thrilling sci-fi horror flick. And that ending, however predictable, was just so damn satisfying.