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  • Whiplash



    It makes sense that a pitch video wouldn't be quite as good as the final product. Simmons is still stellar, and the scene overall is electric, but there are slight nuances in the final film that make it one of my favorite scenes of all time, specifically around the way Simmons delivers the quiet lines and a slightly slower and more deliberate pacing.

    Still glad I watched this, it's remarkable how close this version mirrors what we ultimately saw in the full movie.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh



    I'm embarrassed to admit that I went in expecting to gawk at this. What I got instead was a delightful viewing experience, the inspiration to dive deeper into Fyodor Khitruk's work, and a reminder to not be so American-centric with my expectations.

    The animation style is a stark contrast from the movies Disney was producing in the 60s, but I found it charming and refreshing as a result. Winnie the Pooh looks a bit terrifying on the cover, but the…

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  • Enemy



    Watched this first thing in the morning, which I wouldn't call the optimal viewing experience. My head is still spinning.

    Denis is brilliant at creating atmosphere, so no surprise that Enemy looks and sounds amazing.

    Gyllenhaal is a brilliant actor, so no surprise that he knocks this out of the park. The scenes where he's playing both roles, and the subtle body language he uses to differentiate them, is equal parts mesmerizing and unnerving. Also a shoutout to Sarah Gadon's,…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


    It crushes me to say as a lifelong Star Wars fan, but The Rise of Skywalker is one of the worst-paced and soullessly transactional blockbusters I've ever seen.

    TROS feels more like a cynical obligation than a labor of love befitting of the culmination of the greatest entertainment franchise in movie history. Scenes are unloaded on the audience like a machine gun's clip, like a parent speed-reading through the last chapter of their bedtime story so their kid will finally…