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  • Giant Little Ones
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Rashomon
  • The Lighthouse

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  • Short Term 12

    ★★★★

  • Wish You

    ★★★

  • Short Term 12

    ★★★

  • Whiplash

    ★★★★★

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  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12

    ★★★★

    As I mentioned in yesterday's review of the original short film, I was quite nervous going into my rewatch of Short Term 12 today because, while I remembered it being a remarkably empathetic and cathartic experience when I first watched it back in 2013, the short had a significantly bleaker and less life-affirming tone. Well, I'm happy to report that the feature-length version of this story does have a much softer edge to it than the short, and that the…

  • Wish You

    Wish You

    ★★★

    My fiancée is a big fan of Asian boy-love series. I am...not. They're often far too queer-baiting for my tastes, and if the boys do end up together, it's always at the very end of the series after a number of terribly tragic and melodramatic things have happened.

    So when we saw Wish You while searching for something suitably homosexual to watch tonight, I figured it would be the perfect compromise: a movie for me and a boy-love story for…

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    Before I get into my review, I just want to make it clear that above all else, I desperately hope that The Northman succeeds at the box office. This is the type of ambitious, mid-budget passion project that is becoming increasingly rare in the current cinema landscape, so even though, as you’ll find out, I wasn’t crazy about this movie, please, if you have even an inkling of interest, go see the film and decide for yourself. The only way we’re…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    It's not very often that I increase my rating on a film after a rewatch, but having just seen Whiplash for the first time since its release nearly ten years ago, I feel as though it really clicked for me upon second viewing. I enjoyed it well enough the first time, but now, I see that this is a nearly flawless masterpiece with themes that have only become more relevant in the years since I first saw it.

    And to…