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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    Oh, how this movie makes my heart soar. Sally Hawkins is the greatest actor on the dang planet.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “Ultimately, Butter and Reformed are parables of self-love and self-care – far healthier, more productive strains of “narcissism.” Toller and Naima reach this common destination via similar yet opposite pathways – Toller by cutting himself off from the world, and Naima by trying to attach herself to a single person. They learn that caring for oneself – be it in the form of abandoning the celibate life that has driven you to suicidal despondency, or just accepting your own little…

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