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  • The Notebook

    The Notebook

    ★★★½

    Finally got around to seeing this. Plus: ending/beginning is a bit different from the usual stuff. Minus: isn't the Ryan Gosling character a bit obsessive?

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful and tragic, and deserving of all of the acclaim. Joanna Kulig in particular is astonishing as she manages to age 20 or so years over the course of the film.

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  • Stranger Than Fiction

    Stranger Than Fiction

    ★★★★★

    As nutty as a Charlie Kaufmann film but with a lot of heart, anchored by a sweet and nuanced performance from Will Ferrell. Beautifully integrated infographics for the designery-minded.

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★★★

    They're so young! And in suits! It's shocking to realise that this is the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day's Night. Still, it's all the more shocking—and heartening—to see how well it holds up. I'd only count one dated scene: even if the then Fab Four were young, these days it'd be highly unlikely to show them obviously chatting up some young schoolgirls (though they were thwarted by Paul's grandfather). The rest of it is a testament to having a…