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  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★

    Watched the last ten minutes again and immediately knew I'd underrated it on first watch (which was just a week ago). Baumbach's wisest film and Sandler's best performance. Robbie Ryan makes this feel like a lost 70s/80s classic of NY cinema (was emotional just looking at its grainy beauty). Grace van Patten is magic. The use of music, and the use of cuts at times, are surprising and oddly poignant. There's a few smash cuts of Sandler's face in a…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    A grim fairytale about kids finding joy in very little. The ending is ecstatic movie magic.

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

    The last shot of The Master means so many things to me. As soon as I see it, I think about how Freddie lost Doris. How Freddie cant fit the ceramic woman in his coat pocket. How he goes from a beach in WW2, to a department store, to a lettuce field, to the sea, to the walls of Helen's living room, to the desert, to Doris' house, to the movie theatre, to the sea again, to England, to the…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    If you haven't seen this film, go see it. After you've seen it, sit on it a while. Then go into solitary confinement for a few months and watch it 10 times over. After that, get back into the real world. Then go see The Master. Sit on it a while, then clear your schedule for another few months.