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  • Phantom Thread
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Piano
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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  • A Long Way Down

    ★★★

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

    ★★★½

  • Gilda

    ★★★★

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★★

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★½

    Er, this was definitely better than the theatrical version, that's obvious. But I'll be honest I switched to reading a Maigret book like three hours in. Gets kinda slow and I LIKE these uber-long movies fer cryin' out loud!

  • The Unforgivable

    The Unforgivable

    ★★

    Hearing Katie switch from playing Chopin's Ballade in G Minor to "No Scrubs" made me lose a little more of my will to live.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    I thought Minari would be my only 5-star film of 2020, but The Father just decided to come along and break me. Obviously outstanding performances from Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, and both the Pauls. Florian Zeller's direction and writing (both writing the play and adapting it) are outstanding, the production design is out of this world, the cinematography and editing go very nicely hand in hand, and the score is quietly devastating. No weak aspect to this film.

  • Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Having just come off of reading the original novel for the first time (and what an experience that was,) I decided I wanted to watch the best adaptation of Crime and Punishment I could find, and lo and behold I was les to this three-and-a-half hour Soviet behemoth of a film. It's been often cited as the most faithful to Dostoyevsky's novel, and on top of that a really good production all around. And while it isn't perfect, it is…