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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    A movie SO, SO good, probably anything else I come up upon this year will seem mild in comparison.

    That should be enough.

    But I'll try. I'll try to type down a few rambling thoughts on this absolute wonder before a definite rewatch.

    "Phantom"...plays out in the majestic quite of the english creme de la creme. Woodcock is this totally OCD guy that makes dresses. Daniel Day Lewis has nothing to prove at this point. But let mejust say -…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Weird. My two favourite films of the year were made by a real life couple. Noah Baumbach, always an expert on the NYC art-neurosis scene delivered, the superb "Meyerowitz Stories". A Salinger-like tale of family disfunction, art vs. empathy, and polite society as we know it.

    Greta Gerwig, the lovely Frances Ha, debuts with what may be called the most strickingly confident debut in film history. Like, ever. And, strangely, I'm not a fan of the whole film. My inicial…

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Might sound blasphemous, but this is not just a spectacular work of art, it is also a work of God.

    I'm going to be real lazy as a critic here, mainly because I didn't find anything that was done wrong in Terrence Malick's masterpiece.
    The film is sweepingly brilliant, touching, metaphisical, strong, both complex and childishly simple at the same time. There is Pantheism. There is Faith. There is the Budha like mother figure, the birds in the trees and…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★★★

    Richard Linklater here crowns himself as the King of real life.
    I mean, perfect, all around. Visually, a blast – a perfect palette of college color. The music is awesome, you feel you need more of each character – they’re all so brilliantly formed out of life!
    I heard in one of Linklater’s interviews that he had way less “demons” in college than in high school, so I was expecting some good quality everydayness with a cool soundtrack. But there…