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  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

    ★★★★★

    From the dazzling black and white cinematography to the intense themes of romance and the male gaze, L'Avventura smashes the silver screen and crosses a line where films are so emotionally intense that it barely even feels scripted. The main player here is Monica Vitti, who is just as gorgeous and graceful as a swan, the way she glides from scene to scene, occasionally glancing at herself in the mirror (even though she really doesn't need to because, I mean, just look at her), with such elegance. You know she controls the screen.

    Agh. Masterpiece.

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★★

    If the Coens wrote Blade Runner. Fuck yes.

    An impeccable, fully developed, creative, fun, funny, beautiful, moving film littered with Gilliam's trademark dry British humor and covered with a layer of satire so thick you'd need a pickaxe to dig through it. Everything about Brazil is so wonderful and unique that it's hard to put it in the same playing field as your average sci-fi nihilist affair simply because of how good it truly is. Gilliam is a master at…

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    Watching Eli Roth riddle Hitler's face with bullets literally never gets old. This is a vision that could only have been executed by Quentin Tarantino and it's probably the most ridiculous film he's ever made, which is the exact reason it's so good.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    Lies, abuse, love, deception, art, happiness, wrapped in a dream sewn from lace and sickness dowsed in utter beauty. Thank you, Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson.