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  • Mother!

    Mother!

    ★★★★★

    I don't know if it's profound, I'm not even sure it's very smart, but I do know that I saw a bunch of shit I've never seen before and that my body felt like jelly afterwards, and that's all I can really ask of a movie. I have to watch Black Swan again to confirm, but I have a hunch this may be my new favorite Aronofsky. I'm a little perplexed because this is not wholly unlike The Fountain in…

  • Beach Rats

    Beach Rats

    ★★★★

    Beautiful and deeply upsetting.

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    Obviously haven't seen this yet but hear me out:

    *clears throat*

    The Begilled

  • The Village

    The Village

    ★★★★

    I think I have a lot more admiration for this than the rating implies. It's such a personal, odd movie, I can't help it. The cinematography is gorgeous, as is the score, and I really love the freakishly earnest performances. Everyone is so committed, everyone so clearly believes. It takes a really daring and confident directorial hand to pull that off, I think. Even Adrien Brody's performance - in a role which is probably the film's biggest misstep - is…