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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    Chloé Zhao's The Rider was one of my favorite films of 2017, so my expectations for Nomadland were high. Now that I've seen it, I can with utmost certainty say that I'm happy that Nomadland is my favorite film of the past year. Chloé Zhao has simply swept me off my feet once again.


    Taking place in 2011, Nomadland is about Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman living in the town of Empire, Nevada, who has recently become widowed following the…

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★

    As apathetic as I am towards the Academy Awards, it's always nice to see some recognition of Danish people in the industry. Not only did Another Round (originally titled Druk, which means "drinking") win the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, but Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, the editor for Sound of Metal, also won an Academy Award, a first for a Danish film editor. So yeah, I can at least appreciate some international recognition for Denmark here. With that said,…

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  • Over the Hedge

    Over the Hedge

    ★★★

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    Over the Hedge has a charming and somewhat wholesome premise, the animation is fine and there's a lot of entertainment value to gain from the film's set-pieces, even if they're not the most creative of their kind. However, the low-stakes plot, the hit-and-miss voice acting and soundtrack, as well as the criminal underuse of the "Verminator" makes this film come off as something that should have been funnier and more charming than it ultimately was.


    In conclusion, Over the…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★

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    I'm apparently among the minority on this film, but The Mitchells vs. The Machines is a film I find a bit of a mixed bag. I like the colorful animation, the voice acting is great, it has its heart in the right place and that Furby scene was pretty awesome. With that said, the in-your-face style of humor was rather aggravating to me, as most of the jokes were repeated ad nauseum; the film's pacing was all over the…

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  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    My Top 100 Favorite Films - #1


    More than a year and a half on Letterboxd, and now with my 200th review. This shouldn't be something to celebrate, as others might have written an amount of reviews that dwarfs mine in that same time span, but I just can't resist honoring my own ego. Maybe I just like being an asshole ;)


    Is The Graduate the most technically impressive film ever made? Is it the film with the deepest subject…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    My Top 100 Favorite Films - #23


    After his brother Joe's (Kyle Chandler) death, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a janitor living in Boston, becomes the legal guardian of Joe's son Patrick, which forces Lee to temporarily move from Boston to Manchester-by-the-Sea, a town that still carries haunting memories of a tragic past for Lee. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea is a film that deals with grief, the isolation it can cause, and the absurdities of…