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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★½

    Definitely going to need another viewing to fully encapsulate the experience Yorgos Lanthimos has chosen to share with the world. It's a loose retelling of a greek mythos of Iphigenia.

    Iphigenia was offered as a sacrifice by her father Agamemnon to satisfy the goddess Artemis after offending her. I am by no means pretending to know who any of those characters are but the film piqued my interest in his method of storytelling which led me to an article posted…

  • Kingdom of Us

    Kingdom of Us

    ★★★½

    "Kingdom of Us" delivers a powerful blow to the human soul. Although the structure of the film is rather undisciplined, the retelling and reminiscing story of a father and husband lost to suicide still makes an impact. Among all of this, the topic of depression consistently looms throughout the film, much like a dark cloud that refuses to dissipate.

    Upfront and honest, this is a heartbreaking, soul crushing film that forces its audience to think and reflect. How can I…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    There are really no true words to describe how perfect "There Will Be Blood" is. Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and directed this masterpiece as best he could and if anyone else had attempted the challenge, I don't believe this film would be held at the prestigious title it upholds today.

    Daniel Day-Lewis owns the screen, he owns this film just as he owns the ocean of oil beneath his feet. The story and the writing are perfect and Daniel Day-Lewis'…

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★½

    A rather slow paced, but deeply honest and strained biopic about Jackie Kennedy after the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy.

    "Jackie" is yes -- slow paced, but what it lacks for in timing it makes up for in both story and acting.

    You know, I've never been a huge fan of Natalie Portman, but after seeing her performance in this? That opinion could change. There's a scene that takes place right after JFK's assassination. Jackie boards a plane…