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  • Life

    Life

    ★★★

    In the resourceful spirit of the typical Hollywood refurbishment (i.e. films that aren't *particularly* remakes but follow a certain film step for step without slapping its title on the script), Life does its best to resemble every facet that made Alien, this movie's particular refurbishment source, such a cultural landmark. It does, of course, fail, and it also fails to be even a fraction as pensive as other significant space movies in the past few years, such as Interstellar and…

  • Hidden

    Hidden

    ★★★★★

    a certain breed of cryptic mystery filmmaking that i can't say i've ever witnessed before. one of those movies that i can see myself rewatching and dissecting for years to come. nearly every shot is flawless, which becomes even more impressive when considering that most shots are long takes over two minutes long.

    ashamed i didn't watch it until now. it's a straight-up masterpiece.

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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    always felt this was one of Shyamalan's most underappreciated works, but as time has gone on and the age of five-superhero-movies-per-year continues to overwhelm, i am becoming more and more convinced that it is his absolute best work.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    turns out watching this twice in one week is *very* therapeutic

    also... this may be a not so great opinion but johnny's "if a lot of people loved each other" moment is genuinely touching. no funny business here. this is a man (tommy, not johnny) that i sympathize with. he seems like he has the biggest heart in the world, and he gave it all to this movie.

    i fucking adore THE ROOM, not because it's bad, but because i love it.