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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    “David Lowery’s beautiful exploration of love and loss is a visual experience that wholeheartedly portrays the magnitude of existence. It’s a film that easily could’ve come off as outlandish—Rooney Mara eats a pie for 5 minutes straight and Casey Affleck walks around in a bed sheet for almost the entire film—but in reality, it’s a poetic and minimalist drama crafted with such delicacy. Lowery masterfully captures the profound nihility and complexity of death, and the eternally tedious life of a…

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    This won’t be a traditional review for the film, rather, it’s a thank you letter to the incredibly inspiring filmmaker behind it, Trey Edward Shults. I know he’ll never see this and I know Letterboxd isn’t the best place for this, but I have to get everything off my chest. Sometimes a film just absolutely hits you on a personal note and that’s the case with Waves.

    Thank You, Trey

    Thank you for making this beautiful work of art that…

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  • Sorry We Missed You

    Sorry We Missed You

    ★★★★

    An absolute gut-punch of a film from Ken Loach. Sorry We Missed You is a tragically real and natural account of a working-class English family. It’s a sociopolitical drama that never feels sensationalized as we follow the daily struggles of a delivery man who has the cards constantly stacked against him. While it’s not the most uplifting or hopeful film out there, Loach displays his anger on the current political climate in a manner that we all can relate to. It’s a…

  • Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim

    ★★½

    Queen & Slim is a beautifully directed and shot film lessened by a weak, borderline hilarious script and a confused thesis that walks the fine line of each side’s opinion. There’s no doubt that Melina Matsoukas is an incredible visual storyteller, but with a more coherent and subtle script, Queen & Slim would’ve had the potential to become an incredibly bold and heartbreaking love story.

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  • The Two Popes

    The Two Popes

    ★★★

    Two Popes, chillin in a hot tub, five feet apart cause they’re not gay.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★½

    Arthur Fleck is a lonely, depressed man living a miserable life. Such an interesting backstory for a character of the magnitude of Joker. The potential for what could’ve been a nuanced and multi-faceted deep dive into such a character is huge; however, Todd Phillips takes this film and this character down a journey full of surface level themes that are shoved down your throat for the entire 2-hour runtime. My mouth was agape at some of the choices made regarding…