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  • Silence
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Short Term 12
  • The Words

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  • Smiles of a Summer Night

    ★★★

  • Mary and Max

    ★★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★

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  • Smiles of a Summer Night

    Smiles of a Summer Night

    ★★★

    I know this was supposed to be one of Bergman's "comedy" films, but it was honestly quite sad the absolute desperation these people have for connection and love, and how they express that through needing sexual relations with their mistresses.

    Like I know this film is not condoning cheating, but it was basically the whole films focus. I engaged with it as a film, but it just wasn't for me because of all the adultery and sexual references all throughout…

  • Mary and Max

    Mary and Max

    ★★★

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

    Overall at a high level I enjoyed it. I liked the message, the idiosyncrasies of the narration (and explaining their background), and the characters. Those elements at their best were delightful. But the reason it isn't higher rated for me is because the minor things kinda took me out of the movie and felt like it was either a little lazy or unbelievable. For example how convenient it was for the letter to tumble out of the trash can, how…

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  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★

    Wow was I was invested! Amy Seimetz gave a performance and a half! There are parts that made me feel pretty depressed, others that made me feel quite scared, and others that made me feel wholesome. So part of me loves it for that reason alone, but of course the other part of me is saying WHAT??? I mean I knew that I was going to be confused but I thought I would have some semblance of message by the…

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★

    Although in some ways the most predictable direction for this couple and this trilogy, this installation was nonetheless the strongest in my opinion. In relation to the other films this one was much more focused. And because of that, it allowed us to understand how Celine and Jesse got to the place they are in their lives. We were able to see them grow and change TOGETHER rather than how they relate in passing. What this film had to say…