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  • The Farewell
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Petite Maman
  • Judas and the Black Messiah

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  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

  • On-Gaku: Our Sound

    ★★★★

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★★

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  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

    This short but incredibly perceptive film captured a unique kind of happiness amongst family members with a story that I would call “an ordinary miracle”.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    It’s a confidently paced film that intrigues its audience without their notice. And it’s really good at conveying the emotions of the characters to us as well, which can be attributed to the amazing actors and the brilliant script, but the beautiful score with an eerie undertone should also take some credit.

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★½

    It’s imperfect but it made me extremely happy. The film exceeded my expectations and delivered a bold and fun ride full of glitter and fireworks. Just like Harley, Birds of Prey is a fascinating puzzle box that is both raw and violent as well as cute and fluffy. It’s visually stunning and it’s clear that Cathy Yan already has an uncompromising style. The film is fast-paced but spends sufficient time to make Harley a great character. It’s also filled with emotional moments that help bring out the humanity of each “bird”.

    - Especially Huntress, Huntress is a perfect angel.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The film guides audiences into Marianne and Héloïse’s short but fiery relationship with masterful cinematic language. It’s practically perfect in the way it creates a romance so beautiful that even when it’s shattered right in front of your eyes, it still inspires you to crave the expression of love. Aside from the exquisitely sweet relationship, the film also reveals a place where women can momentarily hide from a cruel patriarchal world, a world that snuffed out the possibility of a happy and loving life.