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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    Pure magic. Andrei Tarkovsky is the type of artist that comes along once in a generation and stands among a small few directors that made films that I consider true magic. It's a film that puts cinema first, above story or entertainment. It's an explosion of ideas, styles, methods, and expressions. This is a great example of a piece of art that uses its medium to the fullest and couldn't be transferred to another in any way.

    This film is…

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    My Neighbors the Yamadas

    ★★★★½

    My Neighbors the Yamadas is one of the most pleasant and joyful Studio Ghibli films and I can't believe I haven't seen it until now. This is such a fun movie that both made me happy and reminded me of how it is to be surrounded by family. It almost reminds me of an animated version of Yi Yi, and that says a lot about its kind of all-encompassing feeling.

    The movie is comprised most of vignettes of the Yamadas…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    ★★★

    I found this movie so interesting in its unique execution of horror. As you can tell from the title, this movie takes place in a sound studio that makes sounds for horror movies. We see scenes of actors screaming for the movies and those scenes have such a unique atmosphere to them. You're being freaked out by the sound but told it's okay. I think sound that can induce fear is the most powerful tool in horror. Personally, I was…

  • Fireworks

    Fireworks

    ★★★★

    Kenneth Anger's first major short film is an explosive ride. It's highly experimental, metaphorical, and full of raw emotion. Honestly the fact that Anger made this at 19 years old in 1947 is jaw-dropping. It's one of the boldest directorial debuts of all time and one of the most surprising films of the 40s.

    The film stars Anger himself and an array of muscular men in sailor clothing. As the poster might suggest, it all feels like a dream with…

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  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    "It's a free country isn't it?"
    "I should knock you out for saying that dumb shit alone!"

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

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

    Do you ever just cut off your own head to flex on someone?