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  • Double Indemnity
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Pulp Fiction
  • La Dolce Vita

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  • Joker

    ½

  • The Birder

    ★★★

  • Boyhood

    ★★★★½

  • Magic in the Moonlight

    ★★★½

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Linklater is surely no stranger to playing with temporality, though, for the release of Boyhood comes hot on the heels of the third installment of the Before trilogy, which ended last year with Before Midnight following 2004’s Before Sunset and 1995’s Before Sunrise. The trilogy shows the arc of the romance between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) in an ingeniously time-conscious form akin to the twelve-year span of Boyhood, although the three Before films revisit the lovers in…

  • Consuming Spirits

    Consuming Spirits

    Consuming Spirits shows how a quick drink is often more rewarding than an all-night rager. Some things don't hold their own in the long run, yet a quick shot avoids the nasty overkill of a hangover. A sprawling odyssey in scope and vision, Consuming Spirits could be a great film if director Chris Sullivan tightened it by half. The film plays like a masterpiece for its first hour or so, but then gradually overstays its welcome like that party guest…