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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    “All this anger, man, it just begets greater anger.”

    ‘Three Billboards’ is one of the most powerful testaments to grief, loss, love, vengeance and finally blissful redemption, to come out in literal years. Writer/Director Martin McDonagh deftly blends dark comedy, tragic drama and shocking moments to create an incredibly powerful film.

    Frances McDormand always gives reliably fantastic performances, but her performance here is honestly next level quality for her. She’s tough, bold and brave in every scene she is in…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    “Kiss me, my girl, before I'm sick.”

    ‘Phantom Thread’ is an intoxicating nose dive into fashion, romance and yes, even the sexually dominant, tension filled unease of power play between two lovers. Call me crazy, but if anything I’d say this was a Paul Thomas Anderson movie perhaps? 

    And that it is, indeed. It’s certainly only a movie Paul Thomas Anderson could pull off with such unbridled craft and panache. The film and the world contained within it is nothing…

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★½

    “It’s not destroying...it’s making something new.”

    ‘Annihilation’ is bold, daring science fiction filmmaking we do not see being made nearly enough. 

    The film follows four scientists who for reasons all their own, sign up for an expedition into a dangerous landscape known as ‘Area X’ where the rules of nature do not seem to apply. 

    As a huge fan of Jeff Vandermeer’s ‘Southern Reach’ trilogy of novels, I was very excited to finally see the first novel be brought to…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    “I can always tell when adults are about to cry.”

    This was pretty much a prequel to 2016’s ‘American Honey’.

    ‘The Florida Project’ is a deep, touching look into poverty that is rarely seen onscreen in the right way. 

    I haven’t been this emotional in a film for quite some time because of the way it presents its characters in such a wide eyed, introspective and beautiful way. It’s such a different, unique film that touched me in so many…