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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    "How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future."

    I freaking hate how everyone in Awards Season mercilessly over analyses each film to the point of ruination. In my third review I felt the need to nitpick everything I disliked about La La Land as a way to almost acknowledge the hate despite retaining a strong connection and admiration for the work. All of my dislikes…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    "It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it... but it's a party... and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining... and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes... but - but not because you're possessive, or it's precisely sexual... but because... that is your person in this life. And it's funny and sad, but only because this life…

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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★½

    It's sad to admit, but suspecting Colin Farrell was in a predatory sexual relationship with Ezra Miller was the highlight of this film for me.

    The cast are lovely but their characters are decidedly mundane. Across the two hour run-time it's unbelievable how little they do and how little happens to them. The story is incredibly weak and the hollow execution makes me cringe at the thought of four more of these.

    By the end I don't know what left me more agitated; some of the seriously shoddy CGI or the brittle Johnny Depp cameo. No thanks!

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    “People will want to go to it because you’re passionate about it and people love what other people are passionate about.”

    When Emma Stone is nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars I hope they play a clip of her dancing to “I Ran”.

    I really love this movie. From the dinner scene to the end-card my stomach was in knots. There's so much to take in and so much to think about. I’m dreading the day I’ll have to…