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  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★½

    Damn, early Scorsese is wonderful.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Saw it in India.

    As I was watching it I found it to be less of a scary horror film but more of an unrelentingly disturbing family drama. Plays with your mind the whole way through, and even afterward I felt incredibly uncomfortable in my own skin. Fantastic.

    Would have loved it even more if the Indian film board hadn't cut the film so fucking heavily! I didn't see the severed head! And I barely knew what was happening in the ending!

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    FINALLY THEY'VE COME TO THEIR SENSES AND LEFT IT UP! THIS IS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

    Wow. After the original series 20 years ago Lynch decided to came back and make... A season? A film? No, something which transcends the boundaries of it all. The abstract concepts, the sheer filmmaking prowess, the completely committed performances, the entrancing visuals and plot, the surprising amount of humor, the gorgeous soundtrack and "live" Roadhouse performances, the random detours which simultaneously feel like they've gone…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    There are some very obvious logical missteps; sometimes the film can be overly expository (which sound strange for a mostly-silent film, but I mean it for both dialogue and for visual language); the few jumpscares kinda sucked; and the ending left me somewhat dissatisfied. Despite those cons, I thoroughly enjoyed A Quiet Place. It is a tour-de-force of 90-minute, tense, gripping horror from John Krasinski. All the performances are fantastic (kudos to deaf-in-real-life actress Millicent Simmonds), the cinematography is gritty…