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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story


    This is a film that will take many watches to fully sink in every single moment from the performances, the writing, and the technical aspects, but WOW this was absolutely stunning in every single aspect.

    Marriage Story is about a couple in the middle of a separation/divorce while fighting for custody of their only child. They also tackle with their life choices and missed opportunities and it’s one of the most human and fleshed out films I’ve ever seen on…

  • Waves



    I actually saw this film in early May; A24 held a super early screening of the film’s rough draft. I refrained from talking about it, due to myself maybe getting sued (or not, I’m just superstitious). That and the film wasn’t even finished yet, so it wouldn’t have been fair to critique it. Now that I have seen it, I can comfortably say this is one of the best directed and shot films of the year.

    The colors in this…

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  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body


    Despite a semi-unlikable protagonist, I found this to be the most imaginative animated film this year. Mostly very original and surprisingly disturbing with an absolutely incredible score. The sequences with the hand are absolutely bizarre and very engrossing. Yet the protagonist doesn’t really have much to latch onto, especially because he’s kind of a creep and doesn’t really seem to learn from his mistakes (or at least that’s what I read from it). 

    Despite that, it’s probably the best animated film of the year and a breath of fresh air compared to the sequels and remakes.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari


    I honestly don’t give a shit about cars or racing, which is why it’s shocking that I enjoyed this as much as I did. It’s not necessarily perfectly paced as 15-20 minutes could’ve easily been trimmed, but I found the two leads to be charismatic and interesting enough for me to be invested almost thoroughly. The score I didn’t really like, because it felt super contemporary, but the previously licensed songs were all great.

    So yeah, I don’t have a…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse


    The 100th 2019 Film I’ve seen!

    Easily one of the most unapologetic films of the year and I mean that with as much praise as I can.

    The Lighthouse is a stunning film and in so many aspects, every aspect in fact. The cinematography, shot in a 1.19:1 aspect ratio and with film and early 20th century camera lenses, is so gorgeous and grim and adds so much character to this film; this film is so confident in its black…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two


    IT (the book) was one of the coolest and most interesting books I’ve ever read. IT: Chapter One (Movie) is one of my favorite fantasy horror movies ever. IT: Chapter Two was easily my most anticipated film of’s also one of the most disappointing films of the year. 

    Things I liked: the casting. Pretty much all of the adult casting is spot on and the adults really got the kids’ mannerisms down to a T  and they all play…