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  • Causeway

    ★★★★½

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★★½

  • Bones and All

    ★★★

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

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  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★★★

    97/100
    Exactly the kind of audacious, uncompromising, and fearless filmmaking that we need more of in this dry as dust cinematic landscape. Genuinely provocative films, made with craft and vision, are in short supply nowadays. But once in a while, a film like Blonde will come out to flip the script and send people reeling. 

    As a longtime fan of Dominik and all of his movies, this is just another indicator that he is one of the best filmmakers of…

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  • Joy

    Joy

    ★★★★½

    89/100
    Universally derided as one of David O. Russell's worst films, Joy, in actuality, is one of O. Russell's greatest works. O. Russell takes a story that in lesser hands would have been dreadfully boring and uninteresting and turns it into something ravishing with great offbeat comedy, phenomenal cinematography, flawlessly executed set pieces, effective emotional beats, and what is still a career best performance from Jennifer Lawrence, who delivers her usual spikiness and comedic skill, but now combines it with…

  • The Fighter

    The Fighter

    ★★½

    48/100
    The Fighter is a perfectly average, reasonably well made and well acted film that just doesn't stand out in any real way. As a big fan of David O. Russell’s work generally, this feels overly safe and inhibited. O. Russell’s best work is marked by audacity and risk taking, whether it be the dark, edgy comedy of his early work or the chaotic melodrama and zaniness of American Hustle, Joy, and Amsterdam. The Fighter has none of these traits…

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  • American Hustle

    American Hustle

    ★★★★★

    Most bizarrely overhated film on Letterboxd? Quite possibly.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

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

    Familial destruction, paranoia, bad goats, deadly peek a boo, what more could you want?