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  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★★

    Corey Stoll is amazing, and the comedy (both physical, which is the best [small things become big and ! perspective jokes are surprisingly hilarious], and verbal) works well, but whenever it's reminded to be a superhero film and not a heist movie, it's too traditional and trite, even if the climatic showdown is one of the better ones in these stand-alone films (there's, thankfully, no big blue laser in the sky, but rather a father trying to save his daughter).…

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★½

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

    One of cinema's truest and purest mysteries. The plot is clear as day, but everything else is steeped in mysteries as one impossible incident unravels everyone that comes into contact with it, shaking a small town, but most importantly the girls' school, to their very core. So maybe it's about how we don't understand the world, and if we try we're driven mad, or it's about repression and freedom (in death?) and how girls are forced to rebel against their…

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  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★★

    About 30 minutes into this, I broke. Completely. And pretty much stayed in that state for the rest of the film.

    A quiet, intense, honest, bitter and utterly heartbreaking look at love. Possibly the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. There are so many great things about it, so much that I loved. So many clever uses, fantastic performances, fantastic scenes.... I can't praise this movie enough. It's fantastic that even in our times, there are people capable of telling stories about love that actually feel fresh.

    I loved it.

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    Jesus Christ. Holy shit. What the fuck.

    Four minutes into this, I had already decided that I would give this film five stars. It's that good. The rest of it did not disappoint, but fucking hell. Goddamn it.

    Piano music will never be the same.