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  • A Separation

    A Separation


    a deceptively simple, powerful, universal piece of cinema wherein right and wrong are never concretely defined.

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    Here's to the ones who dream... Contemporary Hollywood does Jaques Demy doing Classic Hollywood. Didn't expect the final act to be so emotional - it's far from perfect, but it made me feel something, and I can never ignore that

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  • Children of Men

    Children of Men


    often, the key to successful dystopia is to not set the story so far in the future it feels distant. Cuaron avoids this, consciously refraining from distracting sci-fi elements, and instead grounds his film such that it feels like a plausable, exaggerated version of Britain today, with hateful isolationist rhetoric pushed to its extreme - watching it 15 years later, the political commentary feels almost on the nose. are we so predictable? (pretend I've written a paragraph here about humanity, hope, faith, and Lubezki just being Lubezki)

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon


    wake up babe, new fav Kubrick just dropped, a real triumph in visual storytelling. insanely good use of natural lighting (especially through, often brightly backlit, windows, and by soft candlelight) and composition, it's almost like a three hour painting. some of the wide angle shots had me moaning out loud fr.