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  • Last Days

    Last Days

    ★★★★½

    Gus van Sant’s Last Days is the final installment of his Death trilogy. We see the final days of Blake, a Kurt Cobain vessel, as his life spirals slowly and mundanely. Just like his previous film, Elephant, Van Sant makes us look at Blake’s life objectively to see what Cobain’s last days were like. It’s haunting and beautiful like a ghost story, Blake is already dead but his body still wanders aimlessly till the end where he ascends to heaven.…

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    ★★★★½

    “You know there’s others like us out there, too.”

    Elephant accomplishes everything Polytechnique failed at. While Villeneuve’s style was more of a flashy feeling which feels gross given the subject matter at hand. Van Sant’s camera lingers everyone in an objective view that doesn’t try to do anything fancy or get us inside the heads of the shooters. All Van Sant does is show us what they do and lets us make our own conclusions as to what is going on with these people. A haunting picture that is more relevant now than when it first came out.

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  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★★

    I was in awe of this film. How can someone make something this beautiful? This poetic? This majestic? I didn't think I could love Rooney Mara more but holy shit she is my  God. Ryan Gosling in his best performance since Drive. Natalie Portman is fantastic as always. Michael Fassbender is a legend in this film. Malick has never made a film this romantic, this intimate, this lovely, this heartbreaking, and this beautiful. I'm L I V I N G !

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Martin Scorsese recently said in an interview, "Cinema is gone." but what I think he meant was, "Cinema is gone because what's the point of making films when Carol exists?"