Aaron Fenn

I love movies and I love making lists.

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  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip

    ★★★★½

    I cannot tell you a) the last time I laughed this much and b) how bummed I am that I didn't see this in a packed movie theater. This thing rules.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    a phenomenal example of a story that can only reach its full potential through the sights and sounds that are only possible in cinema. Give Riz all the awards.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★½

    Ahh, polarizing indeed.

    When I read people calling this movie horrible, awful, pretentious, pointless, or a total mess...I get it. I really do. But for me, it was something much different. It was...

    A haunting, beautiful, weird, methodical, artsy, violent, minimalistic, lucid nightmare of a film. Gorgeous cinematography, masterful direction, and a brilliant score.

    Yes, it is very slow. No, I was never, ever bored. My eyes stayed glued to the screen for the entire 89 minute runtime and I left the theater in a trance. I have a feeling I'll be thinking about this one for a long time.

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★½

    Faces seen through muddied windshields, reflections on a department store's windows, trains moving in circles, muted pastels, frames within frames, seas of men separating two women, eyes darting, lips pursing, a spectrum of emotion across subtle glances, a hand on a shoulder.

    Carol is a brilliant, expertly crafted, wonderfully acted, divinely emotional meditation on love, relationships, and the true inner-feelings that lie behind the words we speak.

    Todd Haynes has made a film that's so impeccably shot, lit, costumed, performed,…