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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained


    This movie is a total seesaw; constantly switching between cartoonish violence and repulsive violence. It’s handled extremely well, but man this movie was a hard journey. Tarnetino does not skimp on showing the horrors of slavery. I never feel like he’s glorifying any violence unless it’s black on white. 

    The theee lead performances really shine in this  Western. Foxx and Waltz have superb chemistry and Leo plays a purely disputable villain. Tarantino has called Django a black superhero, and that’s mostly what I felt like I was watching; a superhero movie intercut with extreme racial violence.

  • The Proposition

    The Proposition


    A terrific looking, but unbalanced Western; The Proposition utilizes the landscape of Australia perfectly for this violent and morally grey Western. The location scouting and cinematography created an amazing sense of place and space. The plot isnt executed as well as I had hoped. The storyline of Captain Stanley was far more fleshed out and interesting than Charlie and his brother. I could have used more character development. The preformace by Emily Watson really held together the movie for me…

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  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront


    I totally understand why Brando gets so much attention for his role in this movie, but I think Eva Marie Saint and Karl Malden are extremely overlooked. That monologue Malden gives in the ship is breathtaking.

     I knew nothing about this movie before I watched it and I was really surprised by content. It reminds me of Ace in the Hole in its presentation of dark themes and complicated charachters in 50’s cinema.

  • Jaws



    Just a perfect movie. The pacing is excellent, the characters are magnificent, and it's fueled by an amazing director who had to think on his feet. This movie by all accounts should have been a complete disaster, yet with all of these elements, and the best John Williams score ever(fight me), the film has become a pioneering example of horror, suspense, and adventure.