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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    ★★★★

    I'm gonna fess up right away and say this rating may be skewed upwards because this was my first Tribeca Film Festival screening. Also that it has a woman director, writer, DP, editor, and costume designer makes my heart sing! Plus, I like both coming-of-age and LGBTQA films.

    Which is all to say that it lived up to my hopes and even surprised me. Most surprising (though why would it be?), is just how good Chloe Grace Moretz was in…

  • Moon

    Moon

    ★★★★

    YAY, I saw it! It's a favorite of my husband's, and I was finally in the mood. Which is weird since I love Sam Rockwell (have since Lawn Dogs and Box of Moonlight) and sci-fi. As almost everyone mentions, he deserves every acting accolade possible for a simply astonishing performance. I defy any actor to carry an entire film with this many emotional layers.

    It's hard, as a sci-fi lover, to not notice the nods to earlier works (2001, Solaris,…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★½

    This film is much like seeing an art masterpiece at a museum. I can recognize the amazing craft, the historical references, the surprising break from the known, the elegance and beauty in the work, and yet, if it doesn't engage my heart, leaves me impressed but ultimately cold.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    Caveat: My mom was just 21 when she had me and 22 when she had my sister. She was a single parent for us from the time I was 3-14. She was on welfare until I was 7.

    I say all this because this film wrecked me. It is so non-judgmental and allows reality to breathe all the while capturing childhood in all its gritty innocence. This is an America that I am acutely aware of and which is too…