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  • Frances Ha
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Monkey Business

    ★★★½

  • The Mad Women's Ball

    ★★★★½

  • I Dream You Dream of Me

    ★★★½

  • Social Butterfly

    ★★★★

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  • Monkey Business

    Monkey Business

    ★★★½

    A silly comedy that starts off slow and then becomes increasingly screwball as it goes on. The cast is solid with Grant and especially Rogers doing some great physical comedy. Aside from the casual sexism scattered throughout, there is some not-so-casual racism with an extended sequence with Grant in redface dancing and making noises. It took me out of the film and wasn't funny and brought everything to a standstill.

  • The Mad Women's Ball

    The Mad Women's Ball

    ★★★★½

    A period drama about a woman who has a connection with spirits in addition to her sharp mind. This results in her being institutionalized and tortured with various "treatments" to cure her of her visions, but mainly just to control her and make her more compliant. There is a nice level of ambiguity to it all and its much more about the way that women are treated by the patriarchal institutions and how the improvement of lives isn't really part of the plan.

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    Stunning on every level, this is Campion working with a superb cast and crew to create something quite remarkable. With deliberate pacing and the inherent knowledge to know where to linger and were to move on, it's a film about identity and toxic masculinity. Things are not explained in great detail and it's all set within absolutely stunning outdoor scenes brilliantly shot by Ari Wegner. Jonny Greenwood knocks it out of the park yet again with a score that is…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Really great to go into the film knowing as little as possible. Starting out funny and warm as a quirky comedy but then slowly changing into something much darker. It's filled with great comedic moments and some elaborate set pieces with all of the parts working together in a great way by the time it all emerges as a complex and unpredictable look at family, class, and work.