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  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    ★★★½

    With everything that has come so far from this Universal Monsters collection, there has been a quality of romanticism or almost fantastical in the way it reveals and explores its titular creatures. From the bloodthirsty demons in Dracula to the obsessive, self-destructive horrors of humanity in Phantom of the Opera, evil comes in multiple forms, each with their own distinctive flavour that cohesively builds the body of this ambitiously spanning franchise.

    As I have finally reached Creature from the Black…

  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    ★★★

    Included In Lists:
    Criterion Collection - #834

    By this point, the Coen Brothers have proved themselves to be a powerhouse duo that has brought some of the greatest films of modern cinema; frequently inspired, darkly satirical, and thoughtfully subversive, even if their entire filmography is personally divisive, one should be able to pick out at least one from the pack that they can consider as a real tour de force. Their stylistic tendencies are now well-regarded, influential, and often repeated,…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Included In Lists:
    Great Movies
    Strong Performances - Joaquin Phoenix
    Ladies and Gentlemen: The Essentials -#2

    Review In A Nutshell:

    The last couple of months have been hard, staring into the abyss titled "life"; with very little room behind me to run to, soon leaving me with only one single decision, which is to move forward. I am constantly worried about my future, whether or not I would find success in my chosen career pathway, whether I would find love,…

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★★

    Included In Lists:
    Great Movies

    Georges Franju was a talented French filmmaker who possessed the ability to penetrate the shell of his audience, to strike their most inner fears, vulnerabilities that we ourselves aren't even aware of. He managed to strike a nerve in me with the short documentary, released in 1949 titled Blood of the Beasts, where he takes us inside the frightening events that take place within a slaughterhouse, witnessing animals at their most helpless, an inability to…