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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    This movie is so hopeful and beautiful and funny and reader, I wept, openly

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    I don't think this movie could have worked without Daniel Day-Lewis. It's the removal of artifice he manages to somehow get away with that does it - Reynolds Woodcock (which, wow, that's a name) is extraordinarily unpleasant at times, and this could have easily fallen into the trap of "let's watch a story about how men are complicated and immoral but ultimately geniuses", but by stripping away the performance with a capital P, it's doing something more complex - for…

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    This was about as perfect as movies get.

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    This was a very interesting story made astonishingly dull because Aaron Sorkin is a bad director. Seriously. That’s the crux of it. There were some incredible performances here, and the writing was relatively sharp (or Sorkin-sharp, at least, which is less knife, more slap-chop), but it was so awkwardly put together that I kept drifting off.