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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

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

    Casting everything else aside, one thing stands out about Joker to me:

    Watching it, I was enthralled. Hours afterward, all emotional connection was lost.

    Even thinking back to it, the events that would eventually lead to Joker's creation was like a distant image of a youthful past. All feelings, connection, or presence removed from a sequence of distorted "highlights" that all ring empty. In a sense, Joker is a film that enthralled me during, but afterwards, it all felt somewhat…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    What is the word for being unable to completely understand how to articulate the exact feeling a certain subject brings to a person? All I've got is "flabbergasted." But that's not quite right. It should be more springtime, more tranquil, yet destructive and chaotic and overwhelming and cathartic and fleeting... definitely fleeting. I suppose, at this current juncture, the only thing I can say is that for roughly 160 minutes, my life didn't matter.