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  • Adventureland


    Someone else wrote a review for the movie "Lords of Chaos" and they described it as themself at a younger age. It was them. They specified that. That made me wonder what movie I would be. I very quickly landed on "Adventureland". It will not always be "me", but it has been for some time. The amount of similarities that parallel my life was very surprising to me. I think I realized that among the many reasons we like stories…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    I want to keep my reviews brief and distanced from the time I watched them. This will be brief but perhaps the closest to the time I watched the movie (about a week ago) which I think is fitting for what I am going to say.

    Without a doubt the phrase "instant classic" is thrown around weightlessly in high profile reviews. I've seen it my entire life and never really understood it, but I do now. It will be remembered…

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  • Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty

    This is one of the best movies of its decade. It was made in such a short amount of time, but the compliments it can be paid are huge. It is suspenseful even though the viewer knows the outcome, I found the cinematography transportive (as it always should be), Jessica Chastain is awesome as always, and it carries some intangible greatness.
    It was criticized for portraying brutal interrogation techniques as successful. This criticism has never made sense to me. Sometimes…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

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

    It's entirely possible there is a large something I didn't get when watching this movie. I felt that it started out amazingly. I was so enthused by it. But it got worse as it went on. I couldn't comprehend a sincere and devoted pastor considering a suicide bomb. As if murdering others would accomplish his ecological goals. I also didn't understand him wrapping himself in barbed wire. I watched an interview with Paul Schrader and he talked about having Ethan…