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  • mother!


    Hilarious. It's amusing to imagine Aronofsky working in his custom-built desk, crafted from Bastogne walnut, thinking, within a span of literally five days, about how to create a shocking yet challenging work of provocative cinema -- attempting to figure out which figure metaphorically represents this allegorical character or another, picturing what grotesque image he can churn out to disturb one viewer or another, imagining the spectator's reactions and how many people are going to receive his upcoming film either as…

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

    Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind


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

    Despite all of the brutal fighting -- whether it's for economic gain, egotistical pride, sexual gratification, or just outright mischievousness -- at the end of the day, it's a battle for a lost cause; nobody wins. Apart from being relentlessly entertaining -- with its tense, gruesome action (in fact, so remarkably gruesome, that the film was forced to be cut down by 21 minutes in length, in order to secure a theatrical release) and euphoric 70/80's soundtrack -- Dangerous Encounters…

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  • Parental Leave

    Parental Leave


    The last film Eli Hayes logged on Letterboxd, and a good one at that. It's a blissful look into the birth of one's life.

    One of the most compassionate, heartfelt users on here. Rest in Peace, Eli. <3

  • Booksmart


    Coming-of-age narcissism and vacuous hedonism are the main desires of Amy and Molly -- the two main leads -- who seek out a single night of hedonistic rebellion against the will of their school's presumed core values. This attitude stems from two popular abbreviations: F.O.M.O (Fear of Missing Out), and Y.O.LO (You Only Live Once), which are the cultural fears that are typically ignited within teenagers and young adults, who, instead of indulging in incessant partying every weekend or so…