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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    It happened. Film critic discourse finally broke the disdain I have towards people whining about films being "predictable." The John Lark twist is so telegraphed that I was actually slightly annoyed. Good job film critics for making predictability a bad thing in my head despite all my best efforts. Nonetheless, this is a stellar spy flick with great performances and exhilarating action sequences. Glad I finally sat down to watch it.

  • The Christmas Chronicles

    The Christmas Chronicles

    This is cute, also my friend is in it briefly and that was cool.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Best movie of the year. Best editing of the year. Best Sound mixing of the year. Nominee for Best Screenplay. Nominee for Best Actor. Nominees and potential winner for Best Supporting Actor. No movie had more of a visceral effect on me this year AND held up on a second viewing.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    This movie still leaves me speechless, though, speechless feels like the wrong word. Speechlessness to me is the inability to find words and this is something more than that. In this case it's not necessarily that I can't find any words to identify what's going on, its that I feel completely unable to speak, unable to utter any particular thing. It's overwhelming, it fills me to the brim in a way that is satisfying rather than requiring an explosion of…