Jaden

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

  • Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★★★

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★★

  • Cosmopolis

    ★★★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

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

    “She believed in me… it’s my turn to believe in her”


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    The opening shot is a reflection in a puddle: a mirror. In seconds it’s shattered by the stomping of bootsteps. The Matrix Resurrections isn’t just a look-back or a simple self-reflection, it’s something to look at in a new way, from different angles. I stand by that this is a perfect companion/pairing with Francis Ford Coppola’s Youth Without Youth, in the way that they’re both dense texts…

  • Youth Without Youth

    Youth Without Youth

    ★★★★★

    "Where do you want me to put the third rose?"



    From the opening second of its runtime, Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth blurs the lines of reality by distorting imagery of time and love using dreamlike visuals. This is probably the most formally ambitious film I've seen from Coppola, as he shifts POVs, generates dreamlike imagery, distorts sound, and pads the runtime with dream sequences and spiritual visions. Another thing I noticed (I've also noticed this in other post-70s…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    As always, this movie feels like a flex, a miracle, and an astounding achievement all at once. Like just look at the brilliant helicopter establishing shots - shifting between miniatures, vfx, and I think some matte paintings? Whatever it is, it's seemless. Also the CGI in this film hasn't aged a day - the cave troll looks phenomenal, not just for when this came out, it still holds up perfectly. WETA was changing the game back then, and they're poised…

  • Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★★★

    This is what we're doing for my future bachelor party

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

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

    "The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. A process that cannot be understood by stopping it. We must move with the flow of the process. We must join it. We must flow with it."


    In the original Star Wars trilogy, George Lucas painted the film's politics with broad strokes of rebellion, and fascism. With his 1999 Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace, he took more direct inspiration from Herbert's text and established the…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    "I'm not broken... and I'm not alone"

    It might be just recency bias, but maybe the best display of courageous heroism in a comic book movie since the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. Where Batman v Superman was about being able to pull out hope through darkness, Zack Snyder's Justice League is about that hope and optimism shining through once it's found.

    My recent first-watch 5 star films have all made me view cinema in an almost different way. With Spielberg's overlooked…