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  • The Lady from Shanghai

    The Lady from Shanghai

    ★★★½

    Whether it be the occasional jarring sequence cut, awkwardly executed acting bit, or the trivial spiel of exposition, yeah, The Lady from Shanghai can be messy at times, yet the final product bizarrely ensues as an arresting experience that only Orson Welles could create. 

    For one, this is a GORGEOUS-LOOKING movie. Regardless of the movie appearing hastily rushed together, this movie’s job is to bewilder your eyes, from the wide spectrum of exotic locations to the jaw-dropping abstractions displayed in…

  • Benny's Video

    Benny's Video

    ★★★½

    Benny’s Video is definitely, with no ifs or buts, the prequel to Funny Games. Arno Frisch, you devil.

    Movies can be an escape. For Benny though, movies got promoted past an escape. The escape became the reality, and the reality became the escape. Except Benny didn’t want to escape anymore; that was lost. Benny decided to accept… “reality.” But who’s to say that none of us, the roughly 7.5 billion humans on Earth, feeding and feeding at the constant spiel…

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  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    ★★★

    Robert DeNiro is an absolute chameleon in Cape Fear. His character Max Cady is a convicted rapist, but his sturdy belief in the cornerstones of the Bible is what he uses to dignify his repulsive actions. He discharges the texts into the stir of his justifications and uses them to express why the redeeming of his past will lead him to salvation. While there can be a faithful and loving side to religion, the actions of Cady prove that many…

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    ★★★½

    The classic motion picture that inspired a generation of heist flick copycats and spearheads, Rififi is the archetypal tale of how the hunt for riches and treasure can schemingly cause us to lose sight of what’s truly valuable in our lives. And, it goes without saying that this movie effortlessly has one of the greatest heist sequences I’ve ever stumbled upon.

    👍🏼 Verdict: B

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    Warning: This review will contain excessive amounts of the f-word in the spirit of Tarantino.

    I remember seeing the second trailer for Tarantino’s ninth (but technically tenth) film way back in May of 2019 and thinking to myself “I have no clue what this movie is going to be about, but I’m cheer to see that the marketers have decided to not give anything away!” So, I just saw the full, two-hour-and-forty-five-minute-long movie…and I have to say…I still have no…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    Wow, I have…so much…to say about this

    Todd Phillips’s Joker is one of the most forbidding pieces of cinematic design to come to mind especially in recent years. Using its visually repulsive presentation to seize uncanny validity and to strike audiences worldwide of the truth about a terrorizing infection that’s leaked into the veins of every individual around the world, this film rivets its audience through all the grimmest corners of life before eventually abandoning them, pretending like they don’t…