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  • Love Streams
  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
  • Close-Up
  • The Fisher King

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  • RRR

    ★★★★★

  • Tampopo

    ★★★★★

  • Drive My Car

    ★★★½

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Probably the most movie possible. Or at the very least the only one where a guy does the Naatu Naatu this hard.

  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★★

    If there’s a universal purpose for any and all art it must be for humans to communicate something about their lived experience. Even the most abstract art relates to life in how it differs. With that in mind, it shocks me how little art I’ve engaged with about food. We all eat it after all. Tampopo is the greatest art I’ve seen about food because it’s both squarely about food and somehow everything else at once. It’s about love, passion, hard…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Our lives are full of existential questions and theories that many feel, if true, deem life pointless. This movie wrestling with those questions and coming to the simple conclusion that, no matter what happens to be true, our lives still matter, is lovely. The few scattered moments where everything makes sense make all the failing and flailing in between worth it. And the fact that the movie manages to get there with more laughs, better action and grander scale than any modern blockbuster is testament to what filmmaking in the theatrical sphere can be and how carelessly most movies are often made.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    Since distancing himself from YouTube, I’ve had an ever-increasing sense that Bo Burnham no longer finds the comedy parts of his comedy specials funny. Some may argue that that’s the point and that Bo uses comedy solely as a vehicle for the thematics and messaging of his work, but I’d argue that the audience is still supposed to find most of Make Happy and even parts of this funny, even if Bo doesn’t. And for me that’s the biggest failure of…