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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    "No man is a failure who has friends"

    IM SO FUCKING DEAD, I COULDN'T STOP CRYING. IM MISTY EYED RIGHT NOW THINKING ABOUT THE MOVIE.

    I never tried avoiding this movie, it just missed me my entire life and I never sought it out. Why? Because I was born in the late 20th century and was raised by television and I couldn't escape the ubiquity of a movie like this. It was quoted, parodied, paraphrased and used as the basis…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    I sat on this for a while because I wanted to make sure that just the pure visceral experience of seeing it in theater wasn't clouding my the parts of my heart and brain that let me look at a movie with some sense of what it is as a piece of incredibly personal art.

    I can admit that I don't completely understand every little nuance and image Cauron puts in this movie but when I know when a film…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    About as close as we will ever get to seeing what Buster Keaton would have done with 100 million dollars.

    If ROGUE NATION was the summation and celebration of the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series the FALLOUT is the summation of who Ethan Hunt is.

    And yes Ethan Hunt is Tom Cruise and all these movies play with the meta textual nature of where he is in his career. But it's also about the psychology of what makes this character tick and…

  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls

    ★★★★

    One of those movies were I understood that performances were good right away (REGINA HALL) and "got" what the movie was going for (solid piece of naturalism!) but was wondering why people were praising it as a masterpiece 

    Then the last 40 minutes happened and it all fucking snapped into place. This was great.

    I know why but I couldn't stop thinking that Haley Lu Richardson's (whose great!) part should have been played by Kether Donahue. But that's just me honestly