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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★

    What a bonkers, gorgeous movie. Yes, Keanu Reeves is spectacularly miscast. Yes, some of the ideas and storylines don’t go anywhere. But what a beautifully made, intoxicating film. 

    Coppola’s call to rely on old-school, non-CGI effects means the whole thing feels operatic and over the top in the best possible way. I can’t imagine anyone trying to make a mainstream horror/drama even half this weird today.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    Staggeringly, stunningly good. I'm pretty sure it was made specifically for me. (Alternate titles: A SERIOUS PROTESTANT MAN, JESUS'S TAXI DRIVER.)

    It's all here. Attempts at believing and helping and trying, and this constant and unwinnable and unsurrenderable battle between hope and despair.

    Ethan Hawke is so good in this that it borders on a misdemeanor. The little ways he moves his head, cuts his eyes, puts on personas to try and navigate the world. The movie's built around a…

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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★★

    Why did people keep making movies after this? This is the perfect movie.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    - Tessa Thompson makes me Feel Things
    - Every Marvel movie should be this funny. This is the first time in a long time I’ve actually enjoyed one of these.