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  • The Past

    The Past

    ★★★★

    Wow.  Just...wow.  This was the last Farhadi I needed to see, and it seems like the right order to leave this one for last, as it's something of a guide to the rest of his work.  Will elaborate more.

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★

    Mom: "So, what are you and Virginia seeing at the movies?"
    Me (evasively): "Uh, the new Juliette Binoche movie."

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    Docked a half-star for the digital bastardizations of two human faces.  If I wanted to see a video game I'd play video games.  It smacks of a dearth of filmmaking imagination.  Think of how much more effective the end would have been if you'd only seen Leia's back and heard her voice.  It's an even better alternative now, post-Carrie Fisher's death.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★

    Don't tell Daisy I only gave it two stars.