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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I finally got to see "Call Me by Your Name," and it's truly an amazing movie. It's a very relaxed sort of movie, just about a summertime romance between a teenage boy and his family's slightly older male house-guest, but like "Lady Bird" everything about it felt incredibly real and relatable, and it kept me constantly engaged despite the long length and leisurely pace. The lead, played by Timothee Chalamet, gives one hell of a performance, you constantly feel absolutely…

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★★

    I got to see "The Post" tonight, and I think I'm really looking forward to seeing movies not based on true events again. Not that this movie isn't very well-made, but while I feel like the story being told is important (and timely), the angle the movie takes on the story feels like an odd one. It kind of shifts between being about the importance of truth and free press, but also issues like gender politics and having to separate…

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★★

    Wonder Woman is great! I absolutely loved it. While it plays things very safe, some of the action is cut a little too quickly, there's a bit too much slow-mo action, and some of the CGI looks dodgy, the movie does so many things right it's easy to overlook. Gal Gadot is excellent as Diana, both physically and in how she grows emotionally while learning about the world and the war, Chris Pine kills it as Steve Trevor, Diana's origin…

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★★

    I think it's interesting to see a writer jump to directing; this past year alone I watched one succeed wonderfully (Taylor Sheridan, with Wind River) and one fail horrendously (Alex Kurtzman, with The Mummy), but Aaron Sorkin I think is still one of the best screenwriters around right now, so I was extremely intrigued by "Molly's Game." Having now seen it, I really enjoyed it, with a couple quibbles. The dialogue is as expected pretty great, lots of good rapid-fire…