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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Without hyperbole, and putting personal feelings aside, I think this is one of the Ten Best movies ever made; certainly one of the most important. But to expand on this further only ruins the purpose of the film instantaneously. There's something elemental, mystifying, and insoluble happening within the frames; it's one of the few [true] Rorschach tests ever put to film. This is the film that understands the most how to involve an audience into the watching of it, and…

  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★

    Third viewing. I don't know who I am anymore. I don't know where the laughing starts, and the admiration ends. Just go-for-broke film-making like this is so amazing to absorb, and just, I feel like I support something that is kind of astounding. This literally shouldn't exist, and yet it does, and it makes so many wild choices, that I think I may genuinely like this at this point. It's still obviously terrible, but there's things of merit here; the…

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Look. I’m gonna try my best to stay calm, and logical, because I don’t want to get into debates, and I don’t want to just shit on something that I know a lot of people love. Everyone has their own opinion, and I respect that. This was simply not for me. In fact this is the fourth Guillermo Del Toro film I’ve seen, and it’s the fourth I haven’t liked (Pan’s Labryinth (2.5), Hellboy (1.5), And Crimson Peak (.5)). There’s…

  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★★

    This shouldn't work. It should be deplorable, convoluted, annoying, and pretentious. It should make me feel sick, I should hate this, I should never want to look at Vincent Gallo, and I should wash this away from my life. But I just can't. It just works. It's magical really. Brilliant performances all around, wild stylistic choices, and a moving tale of a horrible protagonist (that you somehow feel bad for (sometimes)) slowly learning to accept, take responsibility, and love. What…