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  • Cats

    Cats

    ½

    Undeniably influenced by the works of David Lynch, Jean Luc-Godard, and even a dash of Penthouse Magazine, Tom Hooper digs deep into his own ass for nearly two full hours and emerges with an absolute masterpiece of modern horror.

    When Idris Elba breaks out into dance and takes off the coat that had been obscuring him for most of the movie to reveal him, Idris Elba, as a bare cat standing on his hind legs, I absolutely lost it in…

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    Not just a, THE crown jewel of American cinema. Never has such a film conveyed the love and hurt of the American dream with such great profundity as Tommy Wiseau's The Room.

    Lead character Johnny, played skillfully here by Daniel Day-Lewis, will break your heart as a hardworking businessman who finds his life turned upside down due to Satan's (his future wife) love for his best friend Mark's penis. It’s clearly a fucked up situation for all parties involved.

    True…

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  • Grown Ups

    Grown Ups

    ★★★

    This is Howard Ratner’s origin story.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    One of the best sports movies ever made. One hell of a picture.

    100

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★★

    Sundance Film #2:
    Incredibly harrowing and emotionally powerful, Honey Boy may not be an easy watch but it is ultimately an incredibly rewarding one.

    Shia LaBeouf truly is unrecognizable in a performance that strikes the same (and maybe even a greater) cord as Allison Janney in I, Tonya.

    Honey Boy is a film I know is going to haunt me for a long while.

    98

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★★

    TIFF Film #15:

    There will be blood

    The most disturbing film ever associated with the superhero genre. And one of the absolute best. A slow burn of character study, driven by a career-high performance by a haunting Joaquin Phoenix (holy fucking shit man), this is a fiery, thorny slingshot blast through hell.

    Some scenes have the weight and the power to shock, and hold audiences in rapt suspense beyond belief. There is a scene where if you could look around…