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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    I mean, there were Yellow Submarine and Big Lebowski references (among plenty of other nods to classic blockbusters and cult cinema) so I was a fairly easy sell. I’m not certain it provides a total solution to a lot of the franchise’s flaws, but it sure works its hardest to do so; suturing sections as if effortlessly piecing together an endless quilt. It’s every bit as much of a hot mess as Infinity War (and many of the recent MCU…

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    Lupitaaaaaaa

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    It’s films like this that can stay cemented behind your eyelids long after a festival is over; which breathe new life into your hope for what is cinematically possible, or for what overarching themes we might some day filter our darkest and wildest ideas through.

    And a lot of people are going to truly despise this.. but I was completely and utterly mesmerized. This is masterful and focused, both head and stomach-turning stuff. Feels at times eerily familiar - but…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

    ★★★★

    Wheatley has achieved something undeniably zany, fun, shocking, perplexing, and straight up insane. However, it's also one of the best-articulated and visionary ventures into full-on manipulation of film form and theme I've seen in some time, and it makes for one hell of a picture - whether or not you can keep your head on straight for its entirety. Boasting an incredible soundtrack and score, vibrantly crafted cinematography, impossibly configured editing, and a string of impressive performances from a talented…