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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • GoodFellas
  • All That Jazz
  • The Lego Movie

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  • Benedetta

    ★★★½

  • Dreamgirls

    ★★★

  • House of Gucci

    ★½

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★

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  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★½

    Much more wacky, thought-provoking, and hilarious (whether intentional or not) than I expected it to be, Benedetta shines through its script and in-your-face performances, but falters a little bit in the technical categories. A lot of this movie looks like a YouTubers music video. But even with its faults, Benedetta remains one of the most interesting and one of the most bat-shit crazy movies of the year, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of it for even a second.

    Guiliano Carlini: “There’s much in this covenant that doesn’t make sense.”

    2021 ranked: 10/44 (as of writing)

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

    Energetic and alive in moments where Andrew Garfield is allowed to stretch his wings and fly, and bogged down with problems whenever it tries to be a Lin Manuel Miranda movie. We get it Lin, you want to be an EGOT and so you’re doing movies now. Get better at it before you do your next one.

    Jonathan Larson: “Bruuuuunch”

    2021 ranked: 9/38 (as of writing)

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  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    Supremely fucked up, psychologically profound and disturbing, while also being an absolutely enthralling detective mystery, Prisoners is perhaps the best instance I’ve ever seen of a filmmaker trusting the audience to make their own decisions on the morality of character’s actions. Keller, Alex, and even Loki are all monsters, even if the film won’t tell you that they are. The cinematography is stunning (shoutout Deakins), and Hugh Jackman, Paul Dani, and Jake Gyllenhall deserved more awards attention than they received for…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    The Safdie Brothers are masters of chaos, and that’s on full display with Uncut Gems, a frenetic, claustrophobic and atypical character study that serves as a cautionary tale on greed, and a sleazy and skuzzy deep-dive into how people think they become invincible when given power. The brothers’s work may not seem too showey at first, (much of their visual style can be described as “close ups of guys screaming at each other”) but their way of telling stories sticks…