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  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

    ★★★★

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

    It's no mistake that much of Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront is shot from on the other side of a barrier. It's a view of New York City divided and carved up, and a story about the people on either side of those barriers. Kazan's tale focuses in on the burgeoning conscious of Marlon Brando's Terry Malloy as he comes to understand how his own life has been trapped and contained, and Brando's arresting performance as a man battling for…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    Somehow, despite being a rather avid horror fan and going through a major horror phase during my third year of college where I gobbled up just about every horror film possible, I had never seen the classic Rosemary's Baby until this past week. In some ways, the experience of watching this movie for the first time was not dissimilar to watching Seven Samurai: despite the familiarity of the beats due to endless repetition in lesser films, the original use of…

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  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★½

    Objectively 3.5
    Subjectively A++++++++++++++++++++++++ WOULD PUNCH AGAIN