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People who added this item 460 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
Moonlight (2016)
First - this has moments of transcendent beauty, primarily because of the visualization by Jenkins. He uses all the tools cinema affords him - power of the singular image, complex emotional/psychological expression of montage, exquisite sound design. But the transcendence wouldn't be possible without flawless performances (crafted by on-set pacing and editing in-camera). All incarnations of Chiron are perfect. The pacing is wise, intuitive, and unteachable. Jenkins is clearly a talent who, hopefully, has a long, prolific career ahead of him. The triptych structure of the narrative contributes to how fluid and engrossing it is. The minutes fly by. Could've watched three hours of this. The ending offers such subtle catharsis. My love will grow overtime. Masterpiece.
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People who added this item 375 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9
Portrait of a lost soul - that of a celebrity and the city he made his name in.
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People who added this item 708 Average listal rating (468 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
La La Land (2016)
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Many things all at once: an examination of youth, love, the illusion of possession, and the inevitability of nature's influence. A demonstration of authenticity on all fronts - the acting, direction, sound design, always spot-on diegetic music. No score. Andrea's intent is to observe the shifting emotions and sensations of the characters. But, most of all, this is a portrait. Of a young woman who is lost and, in the fullest sense of the word, free. And thereby a portrait of America itself.
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People who added this item 765 Average listal rating (538 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Arrival (2016)
It's like Nolan if he tried to understand human beings and had a sense of humility. I love that how within the first three or four shots, there are rigid aesthetic rules being established (it's either super tight/shallow focus on Adams or ponderous wides). We are 100% in Louise's perspective throughout, which I can't praise enough for a movie like this. The most personal sci fi film since Solaris maybe? (Hard to overlook Upstream Color if it qualifies). Fav Villeneuve I've seen so far
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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
I didn't have the same problems with the main character as many - he's revealed to have a thorough philosophy on the world (his Sisyphus monologue) which allows him to remain relatively uncombative in his social life. The lack of drama is replaced by mannerisms, clashing ideologies, and an abundance of culture. In other words, a Richard Linklater movie. Should be no surprise to anyone familiar with the man's work. As for comparisons to his other work - another unsuspectingly profound slice of perfection.
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People who added this item 389 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Witch (2015)
The White Ribbon meets Blair Witch with some Antichrist imagery. Excellent performances and dialogue. The themes are rich and explored every scene. Surprisingly entertaining and doesn't overstay its welcome. The very ending is a bit over the top but still appropriate.
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People who added this item 261 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Green Room (2015)
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Sausage Party (2016)
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Amanda Knox (2016)
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People who added this item 820 Average listal rating (600 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Zootopia (2016)
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (229 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
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People who added this item 930 Average listal rating (635 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 454 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 660 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Finding Dory (2016)
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People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1252 Average listal rating (861 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Deadpool (2016)
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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (337 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Nice Guys (2016)
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People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Lights Out (2016)
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People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (176 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Shallows (2016)
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (504 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 400 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Warcraft (2016)
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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 789 Average listal rating (547 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Suicide Squad (2016)
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