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  • Pulp Fiction
  • Star Wars
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Matrix

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  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★★½

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

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    “I’m thinking of ending things.”

    I’m not gonna pretend I understood what was going on, but I know I enjoyed the ride. Despite its slow pace, there’s something about it that draws you in and invites pondering alongside it. I’m not entirely sure what I expected, but I think it challenged me and made me uncomfortable in a way that modern cinema rarely does. And for that, I gotta hand it to him: Kaufman’s a genius.

    Amazing!

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★★

    I FORGIVE YOU BLOOD. 
    I don’t even know how to begin talking about a film like this. What a fucking BEAST!
    This film just moved me on so many levels.
    God bless you, Spike Lee.
    And Terence Blanchard.
    Oh, and an Oscar for Delroy Lindo please!
    Masterpiece.

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

    It’s very on-the-nose throughout, and a little tedious with its relentless satire, but I did enjoy this talented ensemble cast barreling its way through impending doom, and I really do love making fun of Trump and also just the U.S. government in general, so this definitely remained amusing, if nothing else! Not sure what Mark Rylance was doing, but it was something!


    2021 RANKED

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

    This is such an interesting film to talk about. It’s so remarkably small-scale compared to the previous entries, and it feels wholly disconnected from them in some ways. There are a few things that didn’t work for me: Agent Smith (Jonathan Groff is simply NOT Hugo Weaving), Morpheus (he ended up being pretty unnecessary), and the fight scenes (the choreography and accompanying cinematography were not up to par, lacking both the steadfastness and clarity of the camera, as well as…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★

    A deeply silly film that gets more and more ridiculous as it goes along, and also feels nothing like Edgar Wright. I know directors are allowed to evolve, but this feels messy and phoned-in in a way his films usually aren’t. There are some harrowing and spooky scenes here and there, the colors are occasionally very pretty, and Thomasin McKenzie is giving it her all, but I don’t think this works. Pretty much everything about the screenplay is just laughable,…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★★

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    “We don’t see deafness as something to be fixed.”

    According to Letterboxd, this isn’t a 2020 release, so whoops. But wow, this was incredible. I’m not really sure what to say, but like: Riz Ahmed, the sound design/mixing, the serene quality that the film gradually develops as we see his journey unfold, and the way the camera captures the stillness and serenity of life without sound. It’s beautiful, and it’s heart-wrenching, and it’s perfect.

    Masterpiece.