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  • Mirror

    ★★★★★

  • Frida

    ★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Malignant

    ★★★

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    How do you write about a film in which words seem obsolete to the picture? The very task sounds not only impossible but detrimental to the experience. It's like Taoism, in that to make sense of "Mirror" or to describe it with words will paradoxically give you a more narrow view on the subject. Rather you must, again like Taoism, unlearn all you know about cinema. Rather than question, you must accept and let the nature of your senses absorb…

  • Frida

    Frida

    While it's not bad, I can't help but feel this movie could have captured Frida Kahlo in a much better light. One of the most misleading aspects viewers initially noticed about the film was that "Frida" isn't so much about Frida Kahlo, but about the relationship of her and Diego Riviera. Now if the film was called "Frida and Diego" would it have been more well recieved? Let's take a look.

    I wanted to see this film and give it's…

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  • La Strada

    La Strada

    ★★★★★

    One of my first Fellini films I've ever seen is one of my favorites to this day! This was made before Fellini's dream-like style was used more often, but even when they aren't doing that his films still pull at your heartstrings and give you a joyful experience.

    One thing I have in common with Fellini is we're both crazy about Charlie Chaplin and you can find a lot of his influence in Fellini's early period of filmmaking. But I…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Extended Edition Released on Criterion Collection:

    Despite already loving this film, after watching the extended version I can confidently say that "The Tree of Life" is the best film of the decade. This is peak cinema, we have not been blessed with an experience this entrancing and this powerful since 2001: A Space Odyssey! Terrence Malick is a visionary containing poetic depth in each one of his shots, on top of them already being captivating. Every frame is stunning and…