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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★½

    Can a movie be both the sweetest and most awkward to watch at the same time? Yes

    Can a father completely see himself in the dorky dad and be embarrassed and scared that he is ill equipped at the same time? Yes

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    The best of the four by quite a stretch for me. Better music a cinematography. Most importantly, better character development. The excitement and ultimately the weight of the relationship are felt in a way here that was missing from the ones that came before.

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    Expertly crafted. Chazelle manages to bring high stakes to a story we already know the outcome of. Like his other films this is a story of what drives greatness and the price that is paid for it. Great film.

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★★

    "Gravity is an experiment in minimalist blockbuster film making."-Sound On Sight podcast

    I heard this quote just a few minutes after leaving the theater, and I love it. First off I love it because it is true and secondly I love it because Gravity succeeds in a big way. Gravity proves that you can make a big budget film,with movie stars, that relies more on aesthetics than narrative, and that movie can be original, entertaining, and bottom line awesome. Gravity…