The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story (TV, 2018)

Extravagant with Greek tragedy operatic grandeur in score/scale, powerful Emmy-caliber Criss-led performances, depth LGBTQ+ fashion & materialism themes, bold cinematography, cutting-edge plot structure, and multi-layered symbolism. 9.7/10.

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Man of Steel (2013)

Breathtaking cinematography/score, pure science-fiction, IQ-advanced exposition on 21st-century immigrant experience, powerful epic action scenes; a sophisticated modern-restylization of first & greatest superhero; what reboots should be. 9.5/10.

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Roma (2018)

Gorgeously filmed in auteur vintage black-and-white with cultural vibrancy & a powerful elegiac critique of 1970’s Mexico turmoil on a personal Cuarón-curated semi-autobiographical scale, Roma is one of the decade’s greatest films. 9.7/10.

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Atlanta (2016)

Avant-garde, sardonic, exquisitely-detailed, & strikingly-authentic as pure A+ black comedy with heart-on-its-sleeve, racial exposition, and [real-world] perspective on ATL’s rap scene: love-letter to eponymous city & piéta of C.G.’s outré genius. 9.7/10.

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