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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    “If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?”

    Arrival is the calm at the eye of the hurricane, narratively circulating with the force of the storm behind its back yet somehow as the dead center, peaceful and tranquil as can be. This momentum moves forward with a powerful, almost Lynchian fullcircledness infused with a lions heart, spiked with Tarkovsky values and a keen Hitchcockian meticulousness. Forging a sci-fi behemoth that’s reached the Marianas…

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    Fading relationships and careers matched in dependence to the thrill of the score or that of passion in LA’s ocean of detachment and abstraction. A portrait of immense dramatizations jam-packed and plenteous through and through with conscientious criminality principled yet ready for action adjacent to and fighting morally with the order set up in place in our society, two sides of the same coin paralleling and forming equilibrium whilst being as antipodal as can be at the same time. Mann…

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    “There's a special rung in hell reserved for people who waste good scotch. Seeing as how I may be rapping on the door momentarily...”
    “I must say, damn good stuff, Sir.”

    Inglorious Bastards is some damn good stuff!
    I despise some of the lame criticism Tarantino gets on being a dialogue driven and viscerally violent filmmaker. Does it is make him any less of an artist then Malick or Tarkovsky? No. Artist paint with different brushes and strokes. His greatest…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Stuff all the Roland Emmerich’s of this world into a boat and let it sink. We need more Denis Villeneuve’s. Arrival meditates on first contact questions I have long pondered but never voiced. Lensed to a purposefully and forcefully perceptive intent orientated meeting of language, sound, discourse and meaning. Sewing together time and memory, a touchingly beautiful retrospection transiently fleeting. Right from the opening scene you know the subplot is integral, a fast shot of life, raising one’s kids. Paralleling…