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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    Full disclosure: I had never seen a Little Women film or tv series before this movie. I didn't know the story, so had a different experience than most going into Greta Gerwig's film (unlike my wife, who has seen every single film, read the book, etc.).

    I really enjoyed this film and the subversion of typical Victorian stories about love, marriage, and womanhood. What really grabbed me was the almost Kurosawa-level of movement in each frame, an attribute that really…

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★

    Came here on a recommendation from a friend after really enjoying this year's PAIN AND GLORY. I wasn't ready for the wacky ride this film was, but I loved the screwball elements and the writing is delicious. This film could be a course on chekhov's gun.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★

    The more I think about it, the worse I feel. My biggest take away: I don't know why they chose to tell this story, instead of the story they had been telling for the previous movies, both of which I loved.

  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    ★★★★

    Wow, what a terrific animated film. It slowly draws you in and keeps your attention even as it becomes, at times, overwhelmingly dense both visually and philosophically. The score is mesmerizing and the umbrella scene had me breathless.

    Best animated film I've seen since Coco.