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  • George Washington

    George Washington

    ★★★★★

    Call it Malick worship if you want, but I’d be lying if I said I haven’t watched this more than Days of Heaven.  Wrecks me every time.

  • Golden Exits

    Golden Exits

    ★★★★

    Having only seen Alex Ross Perry’s acidic, Earth 2 riff on Woody Allen with Listen Up Phillip, I wasn’t expecting such a nebulous and melancholy work. This is decidedly not going to be everybody’s jam, but I loved this sad, strange ensemble drama. The film is filled with characters (that cast: *chef’s kiss*) who close themselves off in their own solitary corner of the universe and are never really honest with one another, even if they want to be. Anytime Chloë Sevigny and Mary-Louise Parker were talking to one another in the hyper-stylized scenes they have together, I felt like crying.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and give this five stars along with the obligatory "see this in 70mm IMAX if you can." Dunkirk is air tight and seamlessly edited, moving along at a breathless pace. This has to be the most immersive theatrical experience I've had this year (although this will come as no surprise to fans of Christopher Nolan). Delivering everything you expect from a Nolan film (heightened emotions, visceral intensity, grandiose spectacle), his latest also proves to…

  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★

    This delighted me and, more importantly, helped me realize I’m not a complete sociopath. I related deeply to Paddington’s clumsiness.