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  • Knight and Day

    Knight and Day

    ★★★

    the kind of fast-paced, easily-digestible, throwaway action comedies that Hollywood liked to release in the late 90s/early 2000s. helps that James Mangold is in the director's chair.

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★

    not sure how a major film studio like 20th Century Fox allowed this to get made...
    but i'm sooooo fucking thankful it did.

    also, there are a few shots in here that are as epic and jaw-dropping as some in The Shining. this is an immaculately framed movie.

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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.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    "She's the real star of the picture!"

    still incredibly potent in its depiction of love, the film industry, and the way those two can conflict. 

    but that's mostly under the surface. 

    on the surface, everything works just as well, with wonderful cast chemistry, excellent direction, and superb musical numbers which cement its place as one of the finest musicals ever produced for the screen.