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  • The Naked Island

    The Naked Island

    ★★★★★

    I don't know if it's because of the most common used poster you see used for it, or the ambiguous title, but this film turned out to be both something completely different from what I expected (See! That's why I love not reading plot summaries), and far better than I could have even hoped for.

    A film that finds such profound beauty in the mundane and the basic of life; a film so pure at it's core it almost feels…

  • Dog Star Man

    Dog Star Man

    ★★★★★

    The most experimental film I've ever seen; a pure demolishment of eveything I thought I knew a film could be. Someone needs to write a score for this -- AND tell me why the hell something so irregular can be so....BEAUTIFUL?
    (Catch it while it's still on YouTube!)

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  • Rumble Fish

    Rumble Fish

    ★★★★½

    “Greatest juvenile performance of all-time; Matt Dillon, Rumblefish. People like go nuts about...DiCaprio, and other greats, and I’m not insulting them. But Matt Dillion in rumblefish...wow.” — Ethan Hawke (from inside the Criterion closet).

    One of the best damn films ever made. As well as one that I’m seriously not even sure how to properly describe. It’s freaking greatness.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    Paul Thomas Anderson's films if nothing els are at least one's that gives one unforgettable characters wrapped in an experience. This latest creation of his I'm happy to say is nothing less than that, as well as a beautiful farewell to arguably the best actor of the last couple decades, Daniel Day Lewis. A beautiful shot, glacially paced, phenomally acted (Vicky Krieps' magnificent effort matches DDL's in every way here), and just all out wonderfully weaved together gem.
    I am…