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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    If I had watched this movie in 2018, it would have been my favorite film of the year. There’s something about this Taken meets The Professional in the style of Drive revenge thriller that made it impossible for me to look away. Was it Lynne Ramsay’s incredible vision? Joaquin Phoenix’s relentless devotion? The charming lens in which we view this depressing tale; a lens that wants more than anything for Phoenix’s character, Joe, to just be happy? Whatever the reason,…

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★★

    The tension is tangible and mystery very much prominent, the acting and editing even go so far as to reward multiple viewings and even after having seen it twice before, I can’t deny that Shutter Island still gushes intrigue. The titular Island is a character unto itself, offering a hellish landscape in which the tangled web slowly unravels by offering external forces as fierce as the mental and emotional devastation that entraps DiCaprio’s Teddy Daniels. Shutter Island, disguised as a horror, slowly…

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  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★

    I just can’t figure out who this movie is for.

    I wrote a story similar to this but about an Iroquois woman who travelled forward 300 years to modern day NYC, so I expected this HBO Max official movie to be better than what I wrote but nah fam. This story lightly dances around political topics but never really says anything aside from “PC culture wasn’t around 100 years ago,” and that’s almost the biggest takeaway you can decipher. It’s…

  • Dreamscape

    Dreamscape

    ★★★

    The science of the movie was pretty vague and undercut entirely by the fantasy of “psychics,” and the story itself doesn’t go much deeper than the notion of dream-linking (it’s benefits and dangers), but there were some truly great ideas present. Unfortunately, all of the great ideas present here were improved upon in Inception so watching this wasn’t a wholly unique experience but it wasn’t a waste of time either. That being said, having the climax be saving the president through his dreams is just a fuckin joke and a half

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  • Middleditch & Schwartz

    Middleditch & Schwartz

    ★★★★★

    How many times does a single individual have to watch this in order to fund a sequel?

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★★

    An instant timeless classic