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  • The Tale

    The Tale

    ★★★★★

    I have a lack for words after finishing The Tale. This film is so singular, so private, it feels like a film made for one person to see, rather than the world to see. It's a story so intimate, so private, it seems out of place to be watching the film. It's a powerful story, albeit a tragic story, but one that many people can understand. Laura Dern transforms herself, showing true vulnerability as Jennifer. Having this film directed by…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    First Reformed has shaken me to the core; my soul was touched by this film. This film has left me visibly shaken, emotionally shaken, and spiritually shaken. Never before has a film managed to shake every single aspect of who I am, touch me as I am. Paul Schrader has created a film that is gripping, horrifying, and spiritual. I wish I had more words to describe First Reformed, but I am left without words, without emotion. This film is…

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  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★★

    The House that Jack Built feels like a celebration. It seems like von Trier has come full circle, creating a film that is a culmination of the entirety of his previous works, meshing together to create something completely new. It's von Trier at his most artistic, as well as his most accessible. Granted, there were many references that were paralleled throughout the film that I didn't have much knowledge of, as well as many artworks that were implied, but it's…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Roma is one of the most intimate, caring films I've ever witnessed. Every scene is filled with so much emotion, so much adoration, it's beautiful. It has some of the year's best cinematography, and some of the realist performances as well. I wish that I had been able to experience this film on the big screen, since it's meant to be seen that way, not sitting in my room on a dim television. I'm just in absolute awe.

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Hitchcock is a master storyteller, and Vertigo is certainly one of his best stories yet.

    What makes this film so intriguing is how complex it is. There are so many layers that are slowly revealed that lead to one of the greatest climaxes of all time. Hitchcock's slow burner slowly gives you the information, making you pay extreme attention to what is going on, or else you are going to be lost.

    James Stewart (who also starred in the amazing…

  • You're Next

    You're Next

    ★★★★½

    You're Next proves that horror/thriller films can be stunning with the right people making it.

    You're Next is gritty, gory and surprisingly comedic. These elements have been working well together as of late! This film balances everything out and makes sure everything is done at the perfect time.

    After watching this again, I actually enjoyed it more! I saw the comedic parts and just saw how amazing the filming was. Those grey tones and brown times are to die for! Hence, You're Next is one of the best horror/thrillers to come out in a long time.