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  • Boyhood
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Before Sunrise

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  • Boogie Nights

    ★★★★

  • Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

  • There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

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  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★

    i don’t remember the first two hours feeling amateur but wow, the awkward transitions, unusual music choices, and uncomfortable dialogue really remind that pta was only 26 when he made this, very influenced by countless directors and in need of his own style. but of course the last half-hour demonstrated pta’s true potential as a filmmaker and all the success that would come in the future with truly anxiety-inducing scenes and a perfect ending for the cherry on top. a decent rise and fall story but a serious staple of the time. pta ranking changing hella lately.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    pta really realized that he can’t write romance, so he writes toxic romance and it’s amazing! but still somehow… HE FUCKS UP THE ENDING FOR LICORICE PIZZA DOES HE NOT LEARN OR SOME?

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★

    a lot more fun on my second watch. my biggest argument for why this film is overrated was that it never explored an deeper themes and metaphors other greed and blood, it simply was a film about a piece of shit guy. expecting all that, this film feels a lot more complete and consistent in that message. it never dragged or felt slow for me this time. i was able to fully embrace myself alongside daniel for his joyride of…

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★★

    ya know that whole relentless surreal nightmare thing that everyone praises come and see for, well this is that cranked. i live for this type of unique and inventive directing. i’m so pissed i have to wait for requiem because aronofsky is a mastermind. a lot of symbolism i would love to pick apart on a rewatch. i also really love seeing these underground careers that require so much more work than we think, like in nightcrawler. masterful film pls watch.