Gabriel Calderon

Gabriel Calderon

The 4 favorites to the left are not my definitive top 4! I have a list for that!

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    Mulholland Drive is a film that constantly subverts expectations, even for those who've seen it before. If you google "Mulholland Drive analysis" you'll find a bunch of different results of different people writing the same basic interpretation of the plot. But I feel like to try and explain the reality and logical events of the film is to undermine it.


    For those familiar with the movie this may sound like a weird statement to make but, the lines between fake…

  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    Just remarkable and endlessly fascinating. 

    Weaves a pastiche of emotions and feelings I'm variety from scene to scene ranging from disgusting, to comedic, to poignant, to saddening, to just plain interesting. 

    Individual scenes can be easily followed and scenes throughout the movie seem to connect in several interweaving stories and ideas, but finding a narrative throughline for the whole film would be difficult. But it isn't frustratingly convoluted. It's very stream of conciousness.

    It's overtly unpleasant without feeling uncomfortable or depressing. It's just creative. I loved every second of it, and can't wait to try and decipher it more and more on future viewings.

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  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland

    ★★★

    So much potential, but it's hard to see that behind all the preaching.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    ★★

    In Mockingjay Part 2, the rebellion must take control of the Capitol from President Snow in order to establish an all new, free country for Jennifer Lawrence to overact on