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  • Her
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Before Sunrise
  • Bo Burnham: Inside

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  • Elvis

    ★★★★½

  • Friday Night Lights

    ★★★★

  • The Fallout

    ★★★★½

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★½

    "Some people are saying a lot of things. I suppose you got to listen to the people that you love. But then you got to listen to yourself."

    What I've always admired about Baz Luhrmann's explosive directing style is that he's been consistently unafraid to make his films each a work that feels all his own, never deciding to completely tone down his style, much like the titular character Elvis, struggling to keep the freedom to perform in his way.…

  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    ★★★★½

    "I think for me, you know, when it hurts too much, I think about how this can’t be for nothing. We won’t let it be for nothing."

    One of the main problems I've had with several films and tv shows depicting the lives, conversations, and thoughts of teens is that they feel too adult or too soft, the maturity is sometimes there, but they often lack the genuine youthfulness needed to become truly authentic. With The Fallout, Megan Park expertly…

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

    "I feel like there are things that you just, like, don't say to me. And I can't tell whether you're, like, holding back a desire to be close or a desire to be distant."

    A deeply emotionally rooted film that never feels overbearingly sentimental or manipulative. With Cha Cha Real Smooth (one of the best titles ever by the way) Cooper Raiff manages to expertly weave together a grounded, humanistic tale of love and friendship, as well as the line…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    "Every rejection, every disappointment has led you here, to this moment. Don't let anything distract you from it."

    So I had very little idea what this movie was leading up to its release date. I’d seen ads for it scrolling through Instagram, but it wasn’t until recently that I started to get excited about it. You know, I love A24. I remember explaining in my Green Knight review last year that this studio has always dared to push the boundaries…