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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Tarantino Marathon Part IX of IX, 3rd Watch 

    Yes, I finally sat down and watched the three and a half-hour long Netflix cut of The Hateful Eight. My experience of seeing this film for the first time is an unforgettable memory. It was during the winter of 2015, and Tarantino released the 70mm extended cut of the film in select theaters. I had gotten a beautiful brochure for the movie at the cinema, and the showing even had a classic…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★

     ⛓ Tarantino Marathon Part VIII of IX 

    I ❤️ ZOOMS!

    Django Unchained was indeed the first Quentin Tarantino movie I ever watched. I was a preteen/teen lad who was just at the inception of my exploration of R-rated cinema. Despite the special place that this film has inside of my heart because of what it exposed me to in the world of gruesomely violent moviemaking, it’s, unfortunately, indisputable that after each subsequent viewing of this movie (this marks my fourth watch…

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  • L'Âge d'Or

    L'Âge d'Or

    ★★★★½

    TIRED: Luis Buñuel is one of the greatest filmmakers during classic cinema.

    WIRED: Luis Buñuel is one of the greatest animal connoisseurs during classic cinema.  

    Spanish virtuoso Luis Buñuel, who is slowly becoming one of my all-time favorite directors, is often regarded as the king of surrealism, so it may come as no shock that his directorial debut for a feature-length exceeds the expectations of his title. If you’ve seen Buñuel’s infamously ludicrous short film, Un Chien Andalou, then…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★

    Okay, I could probably stop watching Halloween II.

    But, I’m not gonna, cause Halloween II is quite the sharp delight too.

    “Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream. Make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen…”

    Seriously though, this is one of the most under-appreciated slasher sequels ever. Yeah, it admittedly doesn’t really get kickin’ until around the halfway point, but from there on out, it’s g-o-o-d. Some simply can’t take on the fire.

    Michael Myers swinging a knife viciously in…

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    Warning: This review will contain excessive amounts of the f-word in the spirit of Tarantino.

    I remember seeing the second trailer for Tarantino’s ninth (but technically tenth) film way back in May of 2019 and thinking to myself “I have no clue what this movie is going to be about, but I’m cheer to see that the marketers have decided to not give anything away!” So, I just saw the full, two-hour-and-forty-five-minute-long movie…and I have to say…I still have no…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    Wow, I have…so much…to say about this

    Todd Phillips’s Joker is one of the most forbidding pieces of cinematic design to come to mind especially in recent years. Using its visually repulsive presentation to seize uncanny validity and to strike audiences worldwide of the truth about a terrorizing infection that’s leaked into the veins of every individual around the world, this film rivets its audience through all the grimmest corners of life before eventually abandoning them, pretending like they don’t…