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  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    ★★★★

    This has been fuel for much discussion about the camera’s gaze, but I think a philosophy discussion in the middle about orgasms justifies the potentially gratuitous sex scenes. Aside from that, it’s a pretty hypnotic romance with a lot of long scenes that don’t feel as long as they should, in a good way. By no means is it the quintessential love story it was made out to be in the marketing, but for what it is, it’s very well done.

  • Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    ★★★

    Perhaps 3 stars is a bit harsh, but I couldn’t help but view this as a boneless Annie Hall (same runtime down to the minute and the latter just manages to accomplish so much more). The best parts were when he’s actually doing his job as an editor, but the narrative connection in those scenes is so loose they might as well be another film.

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    See what happens when you just let talented people do their thing?

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    It had been too long since I’d seen it and I could feel my nutrients depleting