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  • The Secret in Their Eyes

    The Secret in Their Eyes

    ★★★★★

    Finally got to revisit one of my all time favorites after reading the novel on which it's based. Jim aka Dubthrone courteously hosted me for a conversation about it in his 16th Edition of Collokino. It was a delight to revisit and refocus on.

  • The New World

    The New World

    ★★★★★

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    "There's something I know when I'm with you that I forget when I'm away. Tell me, my love. Did you wish for me to come back and live with you again?" -Captain Smith

    Almost 15 years ago this was my first Malick film. I must have been in my last year of middle school or thereabouts when this picture floored me and wracked my young mind with feeling I was unequipped to fully collate. I didn't know how…

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  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★★

    Mom chose this over Fried Green Tomatoes for our Mother's Day movie. She gave it two thumbs up and covered her eyes in multiple parts. Last I saw she still couldn't get Folsom Prison Blues out of her head.

    Excellent foley work, possibly the best I've heard all year. A bit tiresome for anyone familiar with Ritchie's story structuring, but it's perhaps the most effective version of his staggered timeline narratives. Clear tone, solid throughline, if you're thinking about watching it I highly recommend popping into the theater rather than a home viewing.

  • Cinema Rex

    Cinema Rex

    ★★★½

    A well intentioned, lovely looking little short that emphasizes friendship and cinema.

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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★½

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    No substance to content. One of the most droll and uninteresting high profile pictures in a long time. Everything felt mashed together without cohesion, the socio-economic and political points made were undercut by it's very narrative. The basic premise of Triple Frontier watered down with moments that are poorly stylized and seem to belong to entirely different films. I don't know what movie everyone else is seeing because this was as close to awful as I've seen from…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    What a killer way to teach someone how to cope with death.

    I was wrapped up in Midsommar the entire time. It felt like an unflinching and uncompromising bit of autership that rubbed me in all the right ways, regarding death, paranoia, loneliness, fear, desire, and unspoken truth. As of now I like it more than Hereditary. We'll see if that's true on rewatch.

    Super rich world, very tapestral and nuanced. The attention to detail with a particular side character suffering injuries made the world feel incredibly real. Ari Aster is out here making movies that will transcend generations.