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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★

    It's like watching paint dry on a masterpiece.

    Roma is easily one of the most gorgeous looking films I've ever laid my eyes on, not a surprise coming from Alfonso Cuarón, the master behind Children of Men and Prisoner of Azkaban. On a technical level, this film is perfect, absolutely flawless. On a personal enjoyment level, this is a letdown.

    Slice of life movies is a tricky thing for me, there are ones that I just adore like Dazed and…

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    ★★★½

    This film gave me foot fetish.

    Damn you, Tarantino.

  • Trick 'r Treat

    Trick 'r Treat

    ★★★★

    Hands down the best film choice for Halloween, there's just no competition here. What do you want from a true Halloween movie? You want scary stories, you want monsters, you want good old practical effects, you want the celebration of the holiday, you want tons of carved pumpkins, but most importantly, you want the atmosphere of true Halloween spirit. Guess what? Look no further, Trick'r Treat has it all. 🎃

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    ★★★★★

    Forgive me Alfonso Cuarón for the blasphemy of once thinking Deathly Hallows p2 was the best HP film, and only now being able to see the absolute greatness and masterful craftsmanship in PoA (and also Children of men). I will redeem myself by finally watching Roma right away.

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Since Vietnam is not showing Jojo Rabbit in theaters, I was only able to see a low quality CAM version online. Obviously that's not the best way to experience a movie, but I was so hyped and so excited I just couldn't wait another 3 to 5 months. I can't properly review this film yet, could barely figure out what the actors were saying. But I love the premise and I liked what I saw, all the performances seemed great,…

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    Tokyo Godfathers

    ★★★★★

    Tokyo Godfathers has everything you can ask for from a Christmas movie: Complex characters, family theme, Christian iconography, great humor, action, and also very well-done on a technical level. Quite tame and reality-based, not something you'd expect from the director of surreal works like Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent, but Satoshi Kon succeeded in giving us another masterpiece nonetheless. Step aside Die Hard, go play somewhere else Home Alone, this is the ultimate Christmas film.

  • Redline

    Redline

    ★★★½

    Mad Max: Fury Road found dead in an alley.

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★★

    Rarely brought up in conversations about Fincher's body of work, Panic Room is without a doubt a highly underappreciated thriller. The runtime can be a bit of a drag since movies like this usually work best under 90 minutes, but that's about the only nitpick I can get here. Full of technical trademarks from the master, beautifully shot, and elevated to another level by well-realized, well-acted characters, this is definitely one of the finest home invasion films ever made.

    And if all those things don't sell you on seeing Panic Room, maybe an extremely milf-y Jodie Foster will.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    Don’t like it nearly as much as I love Rear Window, but boy did Alfred Hitchcock know how to cast excellent blonde actresses.

  • Joker

    Joker

    A clichéd, hollow, almost lifeless recreation of better films, Joker 2019 is about as deep and meaningful as a puddle after the rain. The director tried so hard for this film to be taken “seriously”, in many ways very similar to Zack Snyder’s work. For example, Joker is like a collection of cool moments, all trying to be iconic, all wanting to be THE moment, which only resulted in repetition and so much slow-mo, taking away the emotional weight from…

  • Carol

    Carol

    1950s New York + Film grain = My wet dream

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★½

    Easily the most flawed entry among the films I consider to be my favorite, and I'm definitely being bias here.

    Vol.2 is I film that I had to learn to love, and I really wanted to love it. I am obsessed with the first movie and was kinda disappointed after seeing this one back in 2017. Like many people, I was put off by an overabundance of jokes that felt forced, arguably a weaker story and other problems.

    If this…