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  • TRON: Legacy
  • Drive My Car
  • Before I Fall
  • Jerry Maguire

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  • The Departed

    ★★★★★

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★★★

  • Blonde

    ★★★★★

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★★

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  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    in Batman Returns, Batman/Bruce Wayne is a cog in the machinations of Gotham. he is the element that ties the other characters together, that provides multiple distinct arcs with an ending. but he barely exists on his own terms, used almost entirely to provide further context to the tragedies of Selina Kyle and Oswald Cobblepot, to verge closer to the darkness that they’ve fallen almost entirely into. it is a cynical, sad movie that has little interest in the idea…

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    while I was watching this film, I kept thinking what my wishes would be. the other two shifted back and forth between more broad topics, lifelong happiness, all the money I could need, the end of climate change, and so on and so forth. but the one wish that remained, that would be impossible to ignore or replace with another, was the wish to see my departed partner one final time. to be able to spend a last day with…

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    ah yes this movie about privileged rich kids dealing with their meaningless shallow problems like the lingering trauma of childhhood sexual abuse, dealing with grief over your best friend's suicide, being openly gay and receiving brutal homophobia and dismissal from the man you love, being cheated on and abandoned in relationships and dealing with depression and crippling social anxieties by making connections and bonding with people, to find some form of solace and beauty in a world filled with such…

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

    the transition between idealism to capitalism, between loyalty to family and loyalty to business. the most tragic film of a generation