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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    ★★★★

    Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Made in the wake of his wife’s murder, Polanski’s ambitious adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy is an ultra violent product of the director’s state of mind. 
    Every frame screams pain and trauma.

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★★

    An absolutely terrifying deep dive into the surreal. 
    Blew my expectations out of the water and then some.

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    I wrote a haiku in honor of the occasion.

    A dog. 

    Walks into a bar.

    He’s wearing a suit, a shirt, and tie.

    He says to the bartender: I’d like a scotch and toilet water.

    That’s a haiku, ya know.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    From the nighttime blues to the sunrise oranges Daniel Pearl’s cinematography is a triumph. The camera floats around these characters with such finesse I find it hard to believe that this was his first credited cinematography effort.

    It typically takes filmmakers at least 10 tries to achieve this level of mastery but Hooper and the gang came flying right outta the gate.