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  • Children of Men
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Shining
  • The Revenant

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  • House of Gucci

    ★★

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

  • Okja

    ★★★½

  • Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★

    2021 is the cinematic year of Adam Driver giving head.

    This is one of the most inexplicably awkward movies I’ve seen on this level of budget. The editing, directing, dialogue and music choices are so weird and basic for no reason. The acting was uneven all around: Gaga and Driver were fine, Irons and Pacino just sounded like themselves with vaguely Italian undertones in their accent, and Leto’s performance is practically a hate crime. (I get that his character is…

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

    This is literally what Elon Musk thinks he’s like. The first ten minutes are still elite. The rest of the movie is decent but the presentation is still wonderful. Solid Lorne Balfe score, too. 7/10.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    What impressed me the most about this was the set design. There were so many intricate backdrops and extravagant interiors that each existed solely for a solid 5 seconds of screen-time at most. I wonder what the budget for this was.

    Anyway, yeah. I’m not a Wes Anderson stan or anything like that, but I’m beginning to grow an appreciation for his style. Also, I’d like to take a moment to say that the score for this is fantastic and…

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

    I was having a pretty rough day, so I couldn’t have watched this movie at a better time. Thank you, NYFF.

    Mike Mills seems to make movies that feel like a group of people sitting together and laughing, bonding over how messy and confusing life can be. This film was so comforting, despite it literally being about how uncertain the future is and how adults & kids struggle to understand each other. (It was also shocking, because I had no idea…