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  • Uncut Gems
  • Enter the Void

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  • To Leslie

    ★★★½

  • Stranger at the Gate

    ★★

  • Living

    ★★★

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

    ★★★★

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★½

    I've never usually been this cynical about Marvel movies. I've always been aware that it's escapism meant to entertain. And escapist cinema has its merit, especially superhero movies can offer a lot of excitement. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films come to mind, because they offered great formal freshness, marked by a stylistic signature and an authentic simplicity that studios tend to avoid these days. No longer is a character allowed to just whack some villains in his microcosm, no, instead multiple…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Uncut Gems is a turning point for me. Its the film that will decide if we can be friends or not. Its the film that will have an ever lasting impact on my filmmaking and how I approach filmmaking. What the Safdies have done here is nothing short of a miracle. Uncut Gems is a one in a liftetime film, it only comes around every 5 years or so. The last film that managed to do that- where I felt…

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  • To Leslie

    To Leslie

    ★★★½

    In some ways just a classic trailertrash-drama and redemption story with a very basic premise but the execution is so good that you can forgive some of the narrative shortcomings. 

    The 35mm handheld photography feels organic and appropriately used, the performances are excellent- yes Riseborough deserves that nomination. Also, Marc Maron is the GOAT.

  • Stranger at the Gate

    Stranger at the Gate

    ★★

    Lol idk. Absolutely hate this pretentious fucking violin music that you hear in all these commercialized docu-dramas. I think there is something quite profound in this documentary but I despise the form.

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    The same old story with these MCU movies. I hate basically everything they represent and the main producer behind these films, Kevin Feige, is the literal demon that ruined cinema as we know it. He represents everything wrong with the film industry. 

    This film is the same old garbage repackaged with some new fun ideas. For starters, yes I laughed quite a bit during many moments. You can definitely enjoy this film purely from a SNL skit perspective. Also some…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★½

    For the first hour or so, the new Ghostbusters flick was really surprising me. Some fluent directing, great chemistry between the cast and some genuinely cool action setpieces. But the longer it went on the more it became a best-of recapitulation of nostalgic beats, with the ultimate goal of making you go “Ah! I know this”. The ultimate modern formula every studio in existence is trying to bank on. Every scene is in essence a reminder that we are watching…