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  • Trunk

    Trunk

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    this is undoubtedly the best fucking movie i've ever seen in all my years of living. when megan locked him in the trunk? iconic

  • Let the Right One In

    Let the Right One In

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is not a horror movie, and should not be viewed under such pretense. It's a story of friendship, isolation, and a tragic inability to come of age.

    Overall, vampire movies have been absolutely brutalized by playing on the same tropes over and over until they're worn so thin they can't be used without eliciting an exasperated sigh and painful eye-rolling. The vampire is always male, always older, always malicious, and always the antagonist.

    What's great about this film is…

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This debut from Soderbergh truly is an homage to vulnerability. Not only is the acting raw and intimate in every single scene, but the movie itself is held up incredibly by only two things: the actors and the script. In most films, this would be a bad thing, but the fact that there is little evidence of score, fancy camera movements, or anything else that is typically considered essential is where Soderbergh is baring his soul to us. He allows…

  • Pi

    Pi

    ★★★★★

    In comparison to later films like Requiem and Black Swan, it's obvious that this was Aronofsky's first film. It's obvious that he didn't have a lot of money with which to work. It's also obvious that it's his best film to date. He combines math, religion, and obsession into a somehow incredibly watchable 84 minutes with a haunting soundtrack and stark visuals. You can tell that Aronofsky is experimenting, be it with camera angles, lighting, framing, all of it- but…