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  • Soul



    I heard this story about a fish. He swims up to the older fish and says "I'm trying to find the ocean."
    "The ocean?" says the older fish. "That's what you're in right now."
    "This?" says the young fish. "This is water. What I want is the ocean."

    Life-affirming and deeply affecting, Soul is another stellar addition to the Pixar pantheon that hits all the right notes while offering a truly beautiful perspective on the meaning of life and the little things that make life worth living.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout


    Absolutely fantastic. Gets better every time I watch it. Christopher McQuarrie and his team have proved once again that action movies don't have to bloated, CGI-plagued messes. Mission Impossible: Fallout sets a brilliant example of the heights an action movie can reach when done right. It has a very simple story yet it's told so effectively through its deft plotting, hair-raising action set pieces, the spine-tinglingly epic orchestral score, the scenic locales, and its breathtaking cinematography.

    This entry, in particular,…

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  • Primer



    With only $7000 to its budget, Shane Carruth and his team were able to construct the most ambitious indie film to have come out in recent years. Primer is a low-budget, high-concept sci-fi film that aims to portray time travel in a realistic way by using physics, mathematics, and other scientific jargon. It certainly doesn't dumb itself down for the audience or waste any time expositing what is going on in every scene. It is very much a thinking person's…

  • Parasite



    Absolutely perfect. Not a single weak point. Everything from the brilliant acting, the masterful directing, the witty writing, the mesmerizing music, the breathtaking cinematography, the sharp editing. All those elements fit so perfectly into one another to create this cinematic ballet about social inequality and the class structure.

    Bong Joon Ho has cemented himself as one of the top filmmakers in recent history and also my favorite director of all time. He is a master of his craft and his…