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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★½

    Taika Waititi is really skilled at tapping into the emotional core of a story and discovering the humanity in all of his characters. This movie has so much heart, it just wins you over. Holds up well on a second viewing.

  • Millions

    Millions

    ★★★★

    Such a sweet and winning performance by the child who plays the protagonist in this. It is a movie that manages to flirt with some pretty heavy themes of faith, morality, and grief, but still manages to be a lighthearted family-friendly comedy. I wish Doyle made more movies in this vein because he's really good at it.

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  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood

    ★★★★½

    I hadn't seen this in years, but it left an indelible mark on me when I saw it as a teenager, and I remember the cultural impact it had at the time of its release. I think all of that factors in to my reappraisal, along with the fact that this is an undeniably impressive debut for a young filmmaker. I think this holds up pretty well, with a lot of compelling drama and memorable dialogue. There is something iconic…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    Kind of a masterpiece, to be honest.