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  • The Cathedral
  • Both Sides of the Blade
  • Stars at Noon
  • Saint Omer

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  • Bros

    ★★½

  • Laggies

    ★★★½

  • The Stranger

    ★★★½

  • The Menu

    ★★★

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  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    ★★★½

    Not entirely sure the stylistic swings are exactly necessitated by the story here, but I have not felt gripped like this since the last time I rewatched Lambs

    Definitely seeking out Wright’s first & eagerly anticipating his next ✌🏻

  • She Said

    She Said

    ★★★

    Definitely templated from All the Presidents Men, down to grappling with the hurdle of maintaining narrative tension in a story that audiences already know the ending to. It’s to Maria Schrader’s credit that this grips for as long as it does, even quickening its pace to great effect during its final stretch (a surprising quality of any movie as of late). 

    And rather than try to transfer the grittiness of its ‘70s germ and the long-gone fantasy of what newspaper…

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  • Scorpio Rising

    Scorpio Rising

    ★★★★

    The foreshadowing of the births of James Franco and Lana Del Rey.

  • A Summer's Tale

    A Summer's Tale

    ★★★★

    So simple, so magical.