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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★

    Not quite as tidy as I remember, despite it still being a really great debut.

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    On the Beach at Night Alone

    ★★★★

    "Have you ever really seen a person qualified to love?"

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  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★½

    The decay of idealism–in space!

    Mike Thorn writes, "The very foundation of Lucas’s cinematic philosophy is newness – this comes through in his obsession with technological possibilities, and through his genuinely childlike pursuit of spectacle and wonder. His work is both pre- and post-cynical, operating within literary forms that predate cinema by several centuries while also looking toward a new kind of film whose form hasn’t even been realized yet." Though experimental, Episode II is still urgent. One of the…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★½

    A character shouts “Cinema isn’t the answer!” and I zoned out for the remainder of the movie contemplating what she said.