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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    "That's history right there."

    DAMN FUCKIN RIGHT IT IS

    If Good Time was the inescapable poverty-ridden downward spiral then Uncut Gems is the self-inflicted mortal coil. One that entraps family until they not only have the common sense to disregard blood-ties and leave the burden aside to the sole cause, but also increase it to avoid any association.

    A bumblingly revelatory Adam Sandler grounds Howard Ratner’s scathingly comic full-throttle lust of addiction. Convincingly portraying an inability to secure the substantial…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

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

    “Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

    With Denis Villeneuve’s sequel Blade Runner: 2049 coming up, it never felt more an appropriate time to revisit the special gem that is the Final Cut version of the 1982 classic Blade Runner. A landmark of the science-fiction genre and the film that gave birth to cyberpunk, Blade Runner’s influence is colossal and its ideas feel more relevant now than ever. I was…

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  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    "I really do have love to give, I just don't know where to put it."

    One of those films that I just cannot fathom the existence of yet I couldn't be more grateful that it was created. It's such a swirling ball of pure catharsis, one which is so unrestrained in all of its facets of expressing the human experience that it shouldn't work...but it does. It absolutely does. The only thing that surpasses Paul Thomas Anderson's unmatched direction of…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★½

    Crazy how I tend to feel quite distracted during films most of the time, but then I can just return to Paul Thomas Anderson's filmography and all I can focus on are the films. This is gonna be a good week, he really is just one of those filmmakers who makes use of the medium to its fullest capabilities.

    As a whole Boogie Nights is glorious, but that final hour really cements it as one of the best films of…

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

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

    "I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher...but above all I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man just like you."

    It’s been a while since I’ve been tempted to write a long spoiler review for a film I truly love with all my heart. Well, after rewatching The Master, I’m happy to say that feeling is back and a long spoiler review has been written.

    War harms the very best of us. It strips us…

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    [This review isn't great, but I like to think of it as a time capsule of my feelings back then]

    "Gentlemen of the court, there are times that I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion."

    As soon as this film ended and as soon as I wiped away the tears, I sat there astonished. There are not many films that are able to do that but Paths of Glory absolutely did.…