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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    Lucy

    ★★★★½

    boyhood: who are you?
    moonlight: i'm you but stronger in every possible way

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    Todd Gaines

    ★★★★½

    We all grieve, yet we grieve in many different ways. A death can make a family stronger, or destroy it. Some people never get over a loss. Others, find a positive out of a negative, and use their experience to educate and help others. I'm envious of those who've never experienced a significant loss. That's probably why it's not the end of the world for me when a celebrity dies. It's okay if you get upset when a famous person…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    Jared S.

    ★★★★★

    I've been seeing lots of "controversy" over the supposed value of La La Land vs something like Moonlight, usually insinuating that La La Land's comparative levity somehow renders it lesser. My quick two cents would that be that yes, Moonlight is a magnificent portrait of masculinity in 2017's world, with broad, valuable insights on how race, sexual preference and class all influence and inform one's identity. Basically a vehicle and showcase for compassion and empathy in a world seemingly lacking…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    Arielrocks5

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes, the rawest of tension can be created by pure silence. The lack of a main score (or any use of music), the quite dialogue between characters, and the vast, empty landscapes of the desert, all of it makes the short bursts of violence all the more gut wrenching and disturbing.

    This is one of the most intense films I've seen in a good while, even though most of the time, not a whole lot happened. Usually you'd get the…

  • Logan

    Logan

    matt lynch

    ★★★★

    Last gun in the valley.

    Best one of these in a really long time. You'd think it'd get old the 267th time those claws go through a dude's face, but...it doesn't.

  • Logan

    Logan

    davidehrlich

    ★★★½

    The year is 2029, and the mutant formerly known as the Wolverine isn’t quite as invincible as he used to be. After being alive for almost 200 years, he’s finally starting to show his age. He’s haunted by something from his past (you’ll have to see the previous movies to find out what, or re-visit them to remember), and he hurts people in his dreams. He’s rotting from the inside out, he needs reading glasses, and his healing powers can’t…

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    no offense but if ben affleck hit me in the ass with that paddle I would be thanking him

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    Killian

    ★★★★★

    My rat used to live in Paris...

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    Arielrocks5

    ★★★★½

    Some (okay, most) of the dialogue and dubbing were SUPER distracting for me and a sequence towards the end involving one of the major side character's deaths was mildly dumb but aside from that....

    Wow...

    Films like this make me realize how much I love/miss technicolor. Something about seeing the colors within early films and how bright they pop off the screen adds another layer/impact to their images and sets than most could now.

    The most prominent color is (shockingly,…

  • Mommy

    Mommy

    SilentDawn

    ★★★★★

    93

    (theatrical screening)

    The slim, confining frames say less about the restriction of the characters and more about the world tightening its grasp on their happiness as a result of distant choices only now bearing the ramifications. Remarkable in just about every facet.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Brendan Michaels

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    What is a movie? What is a director? What is a story? What is a screenplay? What is an actor? What is a score? What is tone? What is a dream? What is love? What is wrong? What is right? What is going too far? What is getting answers to a question? What is a question? What is purpose? What is success? What is failure? What is reality? What is purpose? What is life?

    I don't fucking know, man.

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Lucy

    ★★★★★

    how do i rate a movie higher than 5 stars

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    Tasha Robinson

    ★★★★½

    This movie is funny. This movie is political. This movie is intelligent and wicked and very, very calculated. This movie is sometimes visually stunning, and impeccably acted.

    But mostly, it's scary as hell.

    For the love of cinema, do not watch the spoilery-ass trailers. Do not read any reviews unless you trust the reviewers to be circumspect about giving away the plot. Go in as blind as possible and just let the story's surprises unfold. Assuming you're okay with scary…

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    SilentDawn

    ★★★★

    73

    Discussing A Cure for Wellness without first mentioning its endless barrage of influences - from Rupert Julian and James Whale to Kubrick and Burton and Del Toro - is practically impossible, especially because the twisted, bonkers-like-bonzo, "what the actual fuck wait no don't show me that" conclusions which Verbinski arrives at (no steam ahead, to be fair) feel earthed in the classical repetitions of Horror and Mystery. Its satirical remnants give this 2.5 hour creepy-crawly epic the kick it…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    Also! Remember love is dead and always has been, nothing matters and we're all going to die anyway. Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Katie

    ★★★★★

    everytime i watch this i fall in love with it all over again. the music, the visuals, wes andersons awkward commentary. i just love this film so much.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    YI JIAN

    ★★★★★

    Suffocating, blocking our windpipes with each fleeting moment of uncomfortable silence; causing us to not only be conscious of, but enduring each breathing cycle. The air stagnates, every opening is filled with grief, amplified by the weather that is devastatingly cold, a constant, chilling reminder for our characters of a tragedy that was never given a chance to fade from memory. Still, I can't seem to pull myself away.

    It's very pleasing to watch a person heal from the past,…

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    willa

    ★½

    me: sneaks into mel gibson's home and reads him the definition of subtlety and while im at it also poisons him