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  • The Ridiculous 6

    The Ridiculous 6

    The Cinephile Detox: 8/30 - Watch an Adam Sandler film.

    Adam Sandler's one of the more interesting actors to talk about when it comes to his work, especially from watching its fluctuation. He's not like Larry the Cable Guy or his associates like Kevin James, where him being the lead is an automatic sign of its quality. Uncut Gems not only proved to be one of the best films of last year (for me at least), but it confirmed that…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    Watched as a double-feature with Persona.

    Does anyone flog themselves for not seeing a film in theaters after watching it at home for the first time? Neither do I, mostly because I don't have a whip readily available.

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire, while not as immense as Parasite (which I seriously need to rewatch someday, my initial review seems so quaint now), made a big splash at Cannes and became a Letterboxd sensation throughout 2019. Currently sitting at…

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  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique


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    In many ways, the way I feel about The Double Life of Véronique fits with the themes the film itself explores. I don't know what my attachment to it is; I mostly don't know where it comes from; it just is. From this and my experience watching Three Colors: Blue, it's clear that Krzysztof Kieślowski appeals to me in more aspects than his technical prowess. There's an emotional and subconscious attachment that lingers within, one that…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story


    Marriage Story is less of a traditional film experience and more of a mirror to the unpleasant realities of millions of people. I can safely say that with this film, Noah Baumbach's exploration of divorce and love is as close to its truth as cinema gets. It doesn't even bog itself down with flashbacks to explain the latter half, and the bits and pieces of exposition on what their life was like are excellently justified in the film's universe. If…