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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★½

    "Comedy is tragedy in a wide shot."

    Jim Cummings zooms in.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    Roma contains two of the most heart-breaking scenes in cinematic history. 

    It finished an hour ago and my wife is still sobbing. 

    Bring a fresh pack of tissues.

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  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★★½

    Whenever I see a Californian highway I always think of Little Miss Sunshine. It's been that way long since I've lived here.

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

    Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

    ★★★½

    man, nature, technology, cinema, music, mortality, eternity

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    I think Yorgos Lanthimos is Wes Anderson's evil twin brother. 

    I love them both dearly.

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    While I loved this enough based on execution and experience alone, I adore the way it explores the vicious cycle of justice and vengeance. It's a deeply unsettling film, made especially brilliant by the veiled insincerity of every character all the time. I'm on board for whatever Lanthimos does.

  • Life, Animated

    Life, Animated

    ★★★★

    This is the happiest you'll ever be to see Gilbert Gottfried.

    It's low stakes and sentimental, but it's whole hearted and feels like a very full 90 minutes.