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  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    BONUS ROUND of my Universal Monsters marathon.

    The one that started it all! The silent powerhouse and the movie that proved to Universal pictures that horror was actually profitable.

    What can I say honestly about this film that hasn’t been said yet. Lon Chaney provided the definitive Phantom in his portrayal that absolutely holds up today. The masquerade ball sequence still absolutely owns.

    This ranks among the best that the Universal Monster movies have to offer.

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    I watched the desaturates version so I’m not sure if I properly saw this?

    But holy shit I really enjoyed this. Who knows a Dracula movie without fangs or blood and focused on romance could work so well. It’s a different vibe but I loved it. Frank Langella is wonderful as Dracula and Laurence Olivier as Van Helsing is something I never expected to see.

    But the real MVP is my man Donald Pleasence. A total scene stealer who actually for once seems like he’s having a lot of fun.

    Might pick up the real seat with the correct colorization that’s how into this I was.

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow so fucking good! Smartly written, super clever, superb acting and cinematography, holy shit we have ourselves a Rian Johnson movie!

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    Failure is the greatest teacher.

    I rewatched this at a paradigm shift in my life. I recently got out of a bad relationship, lost a job I was comfortable at, and had to cut my losses and move back home.

    But this movie reminds me of something very important...

    I’m going to be okay. We can’t let our failures define us and prevent us from moving on. 

    Let the past die. Kill it if you must.”