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  • Revanche
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Titane
  • GoodFellas

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  • Force Majeure

    ★★★★

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★★★

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    ★★★★★

  • The Stranger

    ★★★

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  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★

    Ruben Östlund and so many other European film makers are so good at striking that delicate balance of quiet intensity. The ideas of a family unit and masculinity and how we act during fight or flight are all subtle but interesting. The bus driving down the mountain trail was so stressful holy shit. This had less of a wow moment as opposed to Triangle of Sadness but still great subdued humanist filmmaking.

    Would have been more powerful if it cut to black and credits rolled when he goes to look for her in the snow although I liked the sort of redemption moment they had.

  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★★★

    This was truly wild. I’m so glad I didn’t watch more than a few seconds of the trailers for this because I had no idea where it was going. The rich people are bad plot is so heavy handed at first but it gets smarter and smarter as it goes on and by the end it was so tense and that ending is just so damn good.

    It feels like a mirror on society in the most bizarre gross and…

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  • The Blazing World

    The Blazing World

    ½

    Sundance film premiere #3

    It blew my mind how stupid this was. Incredibly poor direction with some of the worst dialogue, writing and acting I’ve seen in a long time. Carlson literally can not act. The overuse of typical horror movie loud sound cues was literally disgraceful. Basically if the American horror story geniuses made a remake of Alice in wonderland with hints of Argento, Refn, and Del Toro all blended up and then flushed it down the toilet.

    There’s…

  • The Patient

    The Patient

    ★★

    Wildly mediocre in every way possible. Episodes are 20 minutes, plot advanced 1 centimeter every week, nothing happens, acting is passable at best, episodes end right as something starts to happen, there’s no stakes I don’t care about any of these people, and I’m amazed they had a cool idea and then shit all over it in 20 minute increments.

    This would be a compelling thriller to someone who has never seen a movie before.

    Also after just watching Severance this feels like a student production.