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  • The Loveless

    The Loveless

    ★★½

    While it has the pacing and reflectiveness of a student production, Bigelow's The Loveless is a fascinating mood piece about the toxic masculinity of 1950's biker culture. It's dark and unsettling moments of rape, incest and suicide are quite haunting. That being said clocking in at roughly 80 minutes, this movie manages to feel long and often lost my attention. I like that it sets the stage for the rest of her filmography and is a great introduction to Defoe but I can't imagine anyone really loving The Loveless.

  • Something Wild

    Something Wild

    ★★★½

    Demme set the bar pretty high for himself as a director that I always expect to see something unique and amazing from him. Something Wild sure starts out that way when boho Lulu (Melanie Griffith) kidnaps stuffy businessman (Jeff Daniels) during a chance encounter. There whirlwind affair leads to Ray Liotta which leads two trouble. The film is really strong until the third act which turns into a generic thriller. It still thrives in its quirky uniqueness with its fusion of music and hyperboly.

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  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour

    ★★★★½

    As a lover of Spike Lee Joints I was always hesitant of 25th Hour. Sure I love Edward Norton whether he's playing Smoochy or a Neo Nazi but a Spike Lee movie with a mostly white cast kept me skeptical. While I still haven't found out what motivated Lee to make it, I'm very glad he did. The film follows Monty, a former drug dealer, on his last free night before going to prison for 7 years. The story is…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    A Men's Rights Activist's wet dream.