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  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Millennium Actress

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  • Luca

    ★★★★

  • Nine Days

    ★★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

  • Minnal Murali

    ★★½

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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    I can understand the hesitation and bad press Luca received. It does nothing new and is very predicable, but I'm not looking to reinventing the wheel when it comes to these Coming of Age stories for kids. I found the movie charming, I liked a lot of the characters though more for the animation than the acting and it all gets neatly wrapped up in 90 minutes. The movie sets out to bring out an Italian McDonalds, it accomplishes that and so critics who are constantly looking for a great movie find Luca's execution found wanting instead of taking time to appreciate it.

  • Nine Days

    Nine Days

    ★★★★

    Nine Days is a well crafted, vile objectification of human life. The director took an idea they had and collaborated wonderfully with actors and the DP. The rest of the movie is abhorrently monstrous, I don't know why people walk away saying this is a feel good drama. Too many are getting caught up in the lovely examination of life while the entire process is a nihilistic nightmare that people are discarded like tissues arbitarily.

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    I came with expectations, like is this going to be a Mandy-fied John Wick? Or perhaps a John Wick via Under the Silver Lake? I was quickly quieted by strong performances of a simple drama. Everyone in this movie carries a great weight over how much they've lost but none do as well as Nick Cage's quiet grieving giving way to find what was most recently taken. Pig is an incredible drama that beautifully hints at scars.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    Mandy is not for everyone but it is an excellent ride; only Nicolas Cage could bring the pure unhinged mania required for the role. Mandy is a Giallo homage to the excess of 80s filmmaking. A great deal of effects are done in camera, with only a nightmare whirl of colour dressing the scene. Director Panos Cosmatos is a master at deciding on which colours to evoke particular feelings and his Director of Photography accomplishes this masterfully. Enthralling and brutal, Mandy will leave you with a hangover.