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  • The Insider

    The Insider

    ★★★★½

    I was kind of blown away by this film. Based on a true story, The Insider does a great job of exposing the inherent corruption of American institutions and their prioritization of profits over everything else. However, the film also does a great job of bringing the people depicted in the movie to life in a special way. I've seen so many films like this where the film will do a great job of showing how fucked up society is…

  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story

    ★★★★

    The idea of David Lynch having a Disney movie is bizarre on the surface, but with The Straight Story, Lynch manages to rein in his more experimental tendencies to create a grounded, relatable, and at times, touching film. A road movie based on a true story, The Straight Story is far simpler and less experimental than most of Lynch's work, and is more palatable as a result. The film does not feature much dialogue, and is instead far more focused…

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  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

    Loved this movie. Both enthralling and hilarious, the film explores the journey of a sheltered man who ventures out into downtown Manhattan to get laid and live life a little, only to learn that he is really equipped to deal with any of the challenges that life throws at him. After Hours feels like a nightmare, and at times is so bizarre that it feels like a David Lynch film (though not quite as batshit crazy, it's a vague resemblance…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★½

    Been wanting to see this ever since I watched a clip from it in my high school film class. This film is a bit of a slow-burn mystery, and I would say that it succeeds in that endeavor for the most part. Sure, things got a bit predictable during the middle portion of the film, and the "mystery" seemed to be unraveled fairly quickly, but the tragic and poignant ending did deliver. The film's plot also seems to be influenced…