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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    THE LIGHTHOUSE is a film about two men taking care of a gas light as they gas light each other… alright fine it’s actually powered by coal but I was way too proud of that line to not lead with it. This weird, exaggerated and darkly comedic journey explores themes of repression, guilt, sexuality and most importantly why you shouldn’t mess with seagulls. The role of a cranky lighthouse keeper is one Willem Dafoe was born to play, just look…

  • The Cotton Club

    The Cotton Club

    ★★½

    This was Francis Cord Coppola’s recut of the film entitled “COTTON CLUB ENCORE.”

    An interesting mess that’s a mash up of a noir/gangster film with a song and dance film. Creating a vibe that is not as out there as 1981’s PENNIES FROM HEAVEN but is definitely within grasp. With the help of the score there are moments where the allure of the roaring 20s is captured in wonderful fashion. Gregory Hines is able to show off his dance skills…

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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    First thing’s first my guy Brad Pitt is fucking amazing in this movie. He is able to do more with his eyes than most actors can do with their entire body. Ad Astra dives into the well explored territory of the sins of the father, with many apt comparisons to Hearts of Darkness. The visuals and world building are astonishing, showing the many scales and world building director James Gray is capable of playing in. The first half was a…

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★★

    Such an effortlessly entertaining movie. Linklater is a true master of creating characters that you grow fonder of each time you visit them.