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Favorite films

  • Joyland
  • A Still Small Voice
  • Fremont
  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

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  • Joyland

    ★★★★★

  • The Eight Mountains

    ★★★★½

  • Magazine Dreams

    ★★★★

  • A Thousand and One

    ★★★★

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  • Fremont

    Fremont

    ★★★★★

    Here it is, my inevitable oversell that could be a 6/10 to anyone else but a 10/10 to me. While my rating scale has loosened up over time, there are certain movies that will always bypass my left brain and wrap my right brain in the warmest, calmest little blanket. Fremont is my weakness. A 20-something Afghan woman cannot sleep. Whether it’s her “constant thinking” or undiagnosed PTSD from her time as a translator for the US military, Donya needs…

  • All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

    All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

    ★★★★★

    Raven Jackson mentioned in the in-person Q&A that she tried to find the slant rhymes between each moment and scene, referencing her background in written poetry. As the river’s stream washes Mack’s hand in mud, memories and sensations drift along with it. By flattening the dimensions of time, Jackson’s debut All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt renders memory as the looseness of the past, present and future washing over us at once. Back and forth between childhood and adulthood, the…

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  • Joyland

    Joyland

    ★★★★★

    BEAUTIFUL

  • The Eight Mountains

    The Eight Mountains

    ★★★★½

    Devastating in that I was so emotionally and mentally exhausted from the festival, thinking about the best friends in my life and what I’d do for them has left me a worn out husk of a person. You all know who you are, but you‘re why I am who I am.

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    This movie was a try not to laugh challenge with a 100% success rate.

  • Violet Evergarden: The Movie

    Violet Evergarden: The Movie

    ★★★★★

    Kyoto Animation loves literature, poetry, filmmaking, animation, music and everything in between. But most importantly, they are entirely in love with love itself.