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  • The Exorcist
  • Ratatouille
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  • The Rescue

    ★★★½

  • Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★½

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    ★★★★

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  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

    82

    Ryusuke Hamaguchi has directed not one but two of the best films of the year with the incredibly meditative Drive My Car and the romantic anthology drama, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. I could make the case that this is one my favourite anthology films that I have ever seen. The three short films are connected by their respective protagonist's desperate need for connection regardless of who that person might be and all of them manage to be riveting…

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★

    40

    Belfast is the latest in a line of modern day, black and white films (Roma, Mank, Cold War, Passing) that I didn't really care for. It is undoubtedly Kenneth Branagh's most personal film to date and there are several moments where it showcases a lot of heart and the cast is outstanding. There is one scene in particular that references High Noon which is easily my favourite part of the movie. But overall, Belfast just feels like a poor…

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  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    ★★★★

    74

    THE GOOD:
    It's a funny thing to think about. All the controversies, the bans in various countries, the lackluster box-office performance, the negative reception from the religious community, most of which hadn't even seen the film, and all for what? Just because the filmmakers attempted to make a person, who has been synonymous nearly everywhere as a God-like entity, feel human. While I can't say if The Last Temptation of Christ is my favorite biblical film, it certainly has…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    92

    No. 3 at The Official Letterboxd Top 250 films

    A hauntingly mesmerizing symphony of death and destruction that puts as through over two hours of misery, sorrow and despair. An agonizing portrait about humanity at it's worst and the loss of innocence. Come and See stands as one of the greatest war films ever made. A film that tears open our mental psyche for a mental beatdown that is unlike anything else that I have ever seen. A film…