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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    This exceeded my expectations. Completely. The Safdie’s have a voice, a vision and a style that has been carefully honed through a slew of shorts and minor features and they have all led up to this fully realized (10 years in the making) and very confident picture, to use Scorsese’s word.

    I mean, let’s talk about the score for one. A whirling, poignant maelstrom of classical and electronic.. The sonic rumblings of a man losing his grip, getting a hand on…

  • Stille Nacht I: Dramolet

    Stille Nacht I: Dramolet

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant. My favorite Stille Nacht out of the three I've seen.

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  • Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff

    ★★★★★

    Just as expected. Ultra heart-wrenching and devastatingly beautiful. Mizoguchi has a huge huge heart.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Wes has finally made his fully realized The New Yorker film, which he's been wanting to make (and made, solely in essence, with Tenenbaum) for over 20 years now. I wonder if it'll surpass Grand Budapest as the pinnacle of his career. I think it might.