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  • The Purge

    The Purge

    ★★½

    I have always wanted to watch the Purge films out of curiosity, not expecting much on merit given the critical reception it has had over the years. The one thing that always drew me to them, was its main premise of the Purge day and its impact on society. Unlike the majority of people who find the premise silly and illogical, I thought it had masses of potential behind it that the filmmakers essentially wasted. So in one part, I…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★½

    The Shape of Water is an atomic Cold War era Amelie with a Sci-Fi backdrop. All the quirks however, and no emotion. That's essentially my only complaint. The aesthetics of the film seem to expertly replicate Jean-Pierre Jeunet's style, and it was interesting to watch but at the same time, hard to commit to. Was it the style getting in the way of substance? Usually I don't have an issue with that but when it came to the story and…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Hyperboles do not matter when discussing Persona because the film is all but stated in fact that it is not only Bergman's masterpiece but holding the incredible feat of being considered one of if not the best film ever made.

    There are many factors that go into Persona carrying this title perhaps even too many to explain or be able to fit in this review but needless to say it has every element that a perfect film should have. From…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Watching Malick's 'The Tree of Life' has become a religious experience for me. One that literally brings me to my knees, finds my hands clenched tight, and tears in my eyes. There has rarely ever seen before more beauty on film than what is shown here. Emmanuel Lubezki captures the very essence of life on celluloid which was absolutely necessary for this film to contain.

    Malick's film explores themes of evil existing in a world of beauty and grace. The…