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  • American Made

    American Made

    ★★★

    forever conflicted over how much I love tom crusie

  • Foxtrot

    Foxtrot

    ★★★★

    an expertly paced brechtian emotional ass whooping courtesy of grief, war, irony, arvo pärt, & her bloodied knuckles on his burned hand.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    Reynolds is the perfect character for Day-Lewis to bid farewell through. He’s a man whose lifelong passion serves as both sustinence and poison. His fascination in and love for fabric constantly undercut by its necessity for flesh. A man who dresses to disguise, to perform, to exist. When that is taken away - what is there but the heart wrenching and cruel come down? Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ½

    Arguably one of the year’s biggest releases, Alexander Payne’s Downsizing has been a passion project in development for nearly a decade (since 2009). His first written/directed feature since Citizen Ruth to not be adapted from previously existing material, Downsizing is an ambitious yet immensely flawed film. Sure, the concept behind the film is brilliant: a Norwegian scientist (Rolf Lassgård) discovers how to shrink humans down to the economic and ecologic friendly size of five-inches, but the execution leaves so much…