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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    Not sure I've ever seen a film more defined by what it is not.

    Thanks, Jarmusch, for this work of ambiguity that's painful in all the right ways.

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★

    Chan-wook Park takes a vast English Victorian set-up, sets it in 1930’s Korea, and presents it as an elaborate erotic thriller.

    In other words, like the best of his work, it’s absurdly ambitious, ultra-stylized, and perfectly executed.

    See it.

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  • Other People

    Other People

    ★★★★

    Ouch.

    Hurt to have not seen this one before finishing my best of the year list.

    "Original takes on familiar tropes" is, at this point, its own trope. But it's done with a rawness here.

    The cast and filmmakers are all in, and honest pain comes through. Both the "holy-shit-death-is-real" kind and the "cringing-because-your-family-doesn't-understand-the-first-thing-about-you" kind.

    It's in your hands now, list procrastinators.

  • Tower

    Tower

    ★★★★

    A powerful document of history, and beyond learning about it, you really feel you’ve experienced a little bit of it.