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  • In Bruges
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Spirited Away
  • Arrival

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  • True Grit

    ★★★

  • Hold the Dark

    ★★★

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★★

  • The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

    ★★★★

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  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★

    I saw this years and years ago (never got around to the original), and a lot of my memories about it was just how infused it was in the pop culture of the time. This thing was EVERYWHERE, to a degree not a lot of films of this type were. Like, they're famous and everything, but it's hard to reconcile a film made by the Coen brothers - the patron saints of whiteboi filmbros everywhere - getting the kind of…

  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark

    ★★★

    I suppose it's the fate of all interesting indie filmmakers to get a Netflix distribution deal, and be consequently ruined. Although "ruined" in this case means "make a movie that's less perfect than Green Room," which would be a tall order anyway. This is still an interesting movie, a clear attempt by this director to distinguish himself form his previous movie, the one which put him firmly on the map.

    I think the ways in which he tries to do…

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  • Luce

    Luce

    ★★

    "I understand context."

    Okay, so listen. Reviews for this thing have been golden. It has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing, which does seem to reflect what most audiences are feeling about it right now. It's getting praise left and right. Kelvin Harrison Jr, so good in It Comes at Night, seems primed to break out via this movie. It's packed to the gills with stars. It's a psychological thriller that directly attacks social ills, which…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★½

    PTA's a weird one for me. He's undeniably a Great Director, the type who makes cinephiles cum just by the mere mention of his name, I'll admit that I've never gotten on board with his filmography the same way I have the Coens, or Villeneuve, or even the ostensibly more "mixed bag" Wachowski sisters. PTA's films are undeniably technical marvels, but more often than not they leave me feeling cold. They're beautiful to look at, but emotionally remote. I've grown…