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  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★★½

    A visual and emotional journey that kept me on the edge of my seat with unrelentingly showing the realities of the times but ultimately failed to tie it all together thematically. There is a lot going on and the movie is trying to comment on a lot of different topics but I never felt like it was going all in on any of the thematic elements but rather doing surface level work and moving on. Especially by the end when…

  • Official Secrets

    Official Secrets

    ★★★½

    Genuinely did not expect that outcome to the story in the beginning. I think not knowing anything about Katherine Gun's story helped me be engaged with the movie and sort of heightened my experience with it. I started out thinking she is a traitor and is going to go to jail and the movie would be some dramatic defense of her but by the end it was a holy shit moment I didn’t even think was possible. The case itself…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Where to start? Rosamund Pike? Fincher’s masterful storytelling ways? Reznor’s score? Flynn’s perfect adaptation of her own novel? Ben Affleck’s smirk? The plot? The twist? I don’t know. This is David Fincher at his best doing what he does in taking a dark twisted popular novel and adapting it for the screen like no one else can. This movie probably more than any other movie from this year is one everyone should watch without knowing anything; if you haven’t read…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★½

    Having watched only 21 Grams out of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s movies, my only reason to go watch Birdman was the cast and from what I had seen in the trailer, the story looked intriguing. But coming out of this movie, I think I want to go watch Inarritu’s other movies but more so then that, I really want to go watch any movie that the cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, is associated with. The camera work in this movie is off the…