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  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★

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

    I'll-come-back-to-these-later thoughts:
    - a really slow movie, but that's the goddamn point - it's about how a kafkaesque bureaucracy cam absolutely screw over regular citizens
    - never before has a movie made me shocked about politicians authorizing the use of missiles
    - godzilla appears for like maybe 3% of the movie, but every scene is well worth it
    - the framing and careful use of godzilla is just beautiful to look at. It makes me want to grab some screencaps for my desktop wallpaper
    - (a friend told me this was a direct response to the bureaucracy of the response to the Fukushima disaster)

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★

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

    I'll-come-back-to-these-later thoughts:
    - What a great slow burn romance of two women falling in love.
    - Fantastic cinematography - every shot felt like a painting and as if the point of view was being merged between the audience and Heloïse and Marianne depending on who we're looking at
    - the final scene with the portrait made me cry
    - I was shocked when I saw another man near the end
    - absolutely fantastic acting from the actors of Heloise and Marianne. The subtleties of each of them as the movie progressed was amazing to watch
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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Personally, this is one of those perfect movies. I don't refer to this film as The Thing, it's always been John Carpenter's The Thing. Even after all these years, it's still one of my favorite films of all time.

    The atmosphere throughout this is palpable and jumps out in every scene. Kurt Russel and Keith David’s acting elevate this film to a timeless classic. The tenseness never really leaves, both throughout the end and after the credits finish rolling. The camerawork is top-notch with shots that I can still see in my mind.

    This film might not be everyone's thing, but it should be.

  • Lolita

    Lolita

    ★★★★

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

    A great movie about a man's sick obsession destroying everything and everyone around him. Kubrick's direction is great and the pacing is phenomenal for a two and a half hour movie - It really just breezed by. And it's still a relevant movie with some men popping up in the news for trying to control the sexuality of their daughters. Definitely worth a watch.