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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    Eyes.

    Like a renaissance painting, "Eyes Wide Shut" smiles at the audience... or does it? Glancing, it does away with the concept of reality, of dreams, of all concepts which can be perceived. Instead it manifests something new. Sometimes coinciding with our ideas, but never staying with them. We're frightened by the unfamiliar, so we shut our eyes. A place where everything is what we want it to be, or ceases to be. Darkness, in which everything is possible, or…

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  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    ★★★★

    What a trip! Not many directors have the ability to make films that are both entertaining and thought provoking; but Cronenberg is certainly one of them. It takes a lot of skill, not only visually but narratively, to make these sorts of films work. Although it is funny, it doesn't come off as cheap or B in any way. It's just a creative treat, with many layers to enjoy.

  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★★★

    A deeply demanding watch; a disturbing, real, and heartfelt tribute to the scattered mind that is art. Do not watch unless you feel you can immerse yourself entirely in the subject.

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  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    ★★★★★

    Only movies could convince me heaven exists. How is it humanly possible to achieve this level of emotion, without deserting subtlety? I've mentioned it before, but this film vibrates. It has a life of its own.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    A regular drama on the surface; but as the plot advances, you notice that's not the case. This is a special movie which completely caught me off guard. During one scene in particular, where every creative aspect coincide in a mystical way, I sat with my mouth open and almost shed a tear. I'm just thankful this side of cinema still exists in some way, shape or form.