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  • Ran
  • Godzilla
  • Brazil
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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  • Parasite

    ★★★★★

  • Le Samouraï

    ★★★★★

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★★

  • Palm Springs

    ★★★★½

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★★

    Best film of 2016.
    Neon Demon.
    Yep.

    With some visuals in this film on par with the dramatics of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Nicholas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon is the stuff of champions. Every shot throughout this film feels built and every frame intentional. Among the shots that come to mind such as: the opening credits, ending credits, the “triangle scene” (as I’ll refer to it here), and the epilepsy scene; every image we are presented with has a…

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★★

    When Groundhog Day begins, there isn't a ton to love. The film's humor, or at least what the film tricks us into thinking will be it's humor, belongs to the 80s: awkward cuts to facial reactions to physical gags, obnoxious sound effects, and questionable gender politics of the main characters. And those main characters are unlovable, Bill Murray included. They're petty and have plenty of eye-rolls.

    But once the film sets its conceit into place, the comedy starts to get…