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  • Dressed to Kill

    Dressed to Kill

    ★★½

    Inherently offensive, I think. I'm not outraged or even angry, this just left me quite disappointed. You don't have to be the most well-versed LGBT member or even ally to know that what's going on here isn't right. Sadly the issues don't end there. I didn't like or care for any characters, as well developed as they were, or the direction of the plot, which failed to hold my intrigue. All of the typical De Palma flair is there, but…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★

    Not as nuanced as I expected, in fact a bit standard most of the time, but still has noteworthy performances and a great sense of atmosphere, in terms of location/setting. Also a rare occurrence in which I feel like I didn't gain much from seeing this on the big screen. Would've happily watched this on my TV at home.

    A 4.2 average on here seems high, especially when Silence is at a 3.9, but it's no use going down that rabbit hole.

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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★★

    I can undoubtedly say the Coens are becoming my favourite filmmakers. Every scene Pitt is in, hell, every line he delivers is outright hilarious. The scene with him and Malkovich in the car alone is one of the funniest things I've seen in a film. Will rewatch this one for years to come.

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★

    Very reminiscent of Hitchcock, with some progressive cinematography and editing that (I assume) was a bit ahead of its time. Some parts drag, but it's another fine entry in De Palma's works.