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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    What Ari Aster achieves in this is remarkable. Where most horror films’ darkest, most disturbing moments take place at night, Midsommar mostly takes place during the daytime. Where most horror films use violence and jump scares to scare you, Midsommar manages to scare you with happiness, laughter, and solidarity. This film can make a simple smile crawl under your skin. 

    That isn’t to say that Midsommar doesn’t have any violence, because it sure does, but it doesn’t rely on it…

  • The Skeleton Twins

    The Skeleton Twins

    ★★★½

    Great Fall movie 🍂🍁🎃
    LOVE the chemistry of Hader & Wiig in this

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    In a way, John Williams music works as the shark. Spielberg brilliantly doesn't show the entire shark until over an hour into film, but what makes the shark so scary is the use of the music at the perfect time.


    Williams' score might be the greatest in film history. Not just for the iconic shark theme but the entire score throughout the entire film. It's tense, scary, adventurous, deeply emotional, and even joyous at times. Spielberg wasn't kidding when he said fifty percent of the credit for the film's success should go to Williams. It's just pure genius.

  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief

    ★★★★★

    Man, I love this movie. To be fair, it isn't as "great" as some of Hitchcock's best films like Psycho or Rear Window, but it's still entertaining as f**k. Two of Hollywood's most glamorous screen legends Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, a tight and flirtatious script, and beautiful technicolor cinematography all in a beautiful France setting. There's plenty of gorgeous establishing shots of France and its beautiful architecture and landscapes, and it also has one of my favorite love scenes in cinema. One word: fireworks. To me, it's just perfect.