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  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★

    I don't really understand why this became an instantly divisive film. I could understand if its negative reception was mostly focused in the mainstream sector of its audience whom are not used to seeing these type of psychological horror films, but it's not. Even members of the cinephile community are denouncing it as one of the year's worst films and I cannot fathom any criticism against it besides the subjective boredom or the age old complaint of a film being…

  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

    October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

    ★★★

    Given the great stature and acclaim that this film has, in the cinephiliac world anyway, I feel I owe an explanation of my ambivalent views toward it. I've seen two other works by Sergei Eisenstein prior to this viewing (Battleship Potemkin and Strike), both of whom I greatly admired and appreciated, but ultimately felt similar as to this film; albeit in a lesser degree.

    Eisenstein has a style of cinema that is difficult to penetrate. I see it is dubbed…

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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…