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  • The Tree of Life
  • Paris, Texas
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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  • Body Heat

    ★★★★½

  • Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

  • The Stylist

    ★★★

  • 45 Years

    ★★★★★

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  • Passing

    Passing

    That's a wrap for Sundance 2021. If you want to see how I rank what I saw: here's my list

    But, this was a pretty good festival.

    The standouts for me were:

    1.) Passing, a beautifully delicate and ravishing look at navigating biracial identity in the late 20s.

    2.) Mayday, a somewhat uneven, but nonetheless ambitious and unbelievably refreshing sci-fi film about a band of women who act as sirens, drawing damned soldiers' souls into a kind of limbo to…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Here's Johnny!

    Back in middle and high school, I had a banged up ipod video (the garish black and red U2 edition) that I treasured. It was glued to my hip those days and I'd load up the chunky piece of hardware with as many movies as I could convince my parents to buy or as I could buy with itunes gift cards I'd stock up on at the holidays. Late nights were spent huddled beneath my covers, door slightly…

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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Silencio Bruno!

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    a dusty war on TV
    Halo 2 splitscreen on a lazy Saturday afternoon
    gooey s'mores over campfire

    In Linklater's films time dilates. A dew-kissed lawn on a late summer night seems to stretch on forever. Moments become totemic. Where in Dazed and Confused, he captures the hope, angst, awkwardness, and confusion of high school, Boyhood aims higher and wider. A massive project spanning real time, it's profound in its mundanity and mundane in its profundity. Very few of its individual…

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