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  • On Body and Soul

    On Body and Soul

    ★★★

    Björk: the Movie

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    I stayed away from anything written about Black Panther before seeing. That mostly has to do with my lack of interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also because I didn't want to be subjected to endless think pieces and having my perception be shifted in any one direction (but knowing think pieces, it would be like "Black Panther is not as progressive as you think it is...").

    And I'm happy I stayed away. Because Coogler has crafted a finely tuned, visceral, exhilarating experience. What helps Black Panther stand out from every other run-of-the-mill "superhero movie" is the heartbeat that keeps the story moving.

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★

    Could've been gayer.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I've recently been negotiating how I should write about movies. Is it best to be as objective as possible, or is it simply impossible to leave objectivity at the door?

    Call Me by Your Name arrives to let me know that it is okay to personally invest myself in the drama, the story, the characters. And it is hard not to! A film this rich deserves consideration for the way that Elio and Oliver's unrequited love for one another is…