Connor McLaughlin

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  • The Night Manager

    The Night Manager

    ★★★★½

    War as spectator sport. We are emperors of Rome, Andrew. Blood and steel, the only elements that ever meant anything.

    it’s the John le Carré adaptations for me

    glad i finally finished this almost five years later

  • The Little Drummer Girl

    The Little Drummer Girl

    ★★★★

    Khalil: I saw the news.
    Charlie: No, you saw the fiction.

    a bit of a slow burn, but this adaptation of John lé Carre’s novel, The Little Drummer Girl, by Park Chan-wook was terrific to say the very least. the direction & cinematography alone make this show worth watching but the performances, especially from Florence Pugh, & the meticulously threaded plot are what really steal the show. it’s one of the best espionage series in the game & i highly recommend checking it out. now onto The Night Manager!

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  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    ★★★★★

    this is a review of Stranger Things (1), Stranger Things 2, and Stranger Things 3.

    Stranger Things (1) - REWATCH:

    You said ninety-nine times out of a hundred. What about the other time, Hop? The ONE?

    ok so i’ve seen this season four times now, and it never gets old. i watched it the day after it dropped on netflix in 2016 and it’s still just as breathtaking, emotional, funny, and frightening as it was three years ago. growing up,…

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    New Orleans Film Festival film #3:

    All we have is now. All we have is now.

    rarely do films this special and deeply human come along that are unleashed upon us. Waves is one of them. this is Trey Edward Shults world and we’re all just living in it. this film is fucking devastating. it’s technically immaculate with some of the best cinematography, coloring, and editing i’ve seen all year. it one hundred percent has the best usage of aspect…