Kennedy

Kennedy

Favorite films

  • Jurassic Park
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Revenant
  • No Country for Old Men

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

  • The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

  • Lift

  • American Fiction

    ★★★★½

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

    Zone of Interest’s stark portrayal of evil is so casual and so matter of fact that it should scare you even more than it already does. Glazer’s direction and Zal’s cinematography perfectly present the coldness and the fraudulent peace of the Hoss household. Mica Levi’s score, while not a constant presence, chills the bone when it does show up. There is no flash, no over-exaggeration, and no sugarcoating when it comes to Zone. When it’s over, you can’t help but realize how some people, decades later from the atrocities of the Nazis, have not changed from the mindset.

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

    Godfather Part II isn’t just about Michael losing his soul, it’s about how the entire family, through Michael’s attempts at gaining power, ultimately loses theirs. Part II is a classic American tragedy, with all of the legendary performances, exceptional writing, and perfect technical filmmaking you would expect from a Coppola film in the 70s. The juxtaposition between Vito’s rise and Michael’s descent is startling. It’s the perfect companion to the first film and it stands as one of the most important accomplishments in film history.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    First Reformed stands as one of the most haunting and thought-provoking films of 2018. Paul Schrader's fantastic script and poignant direction creates a intimate atmosphere that sheds light on the more difficult questions in life. The themes of faith, grief, morality, religion, and otherwise are presented bluntly and effectively. The acting on display is nothing short of fantastic. Ethan Hawke delivers one of his best performances, Amanda Seyfried is fantastic, and the surrounding cast including Cedric The Entertainer and Philip…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★★

    If Beale Street Could Talk is a perfect example of filmmaking poetry. It is intimate, thought-provoking, somber, raw, heartbreaking, and will leave a imprint on your mind long after the credits roll. The story of Tish and Fonny is both heartwarming and heart-breaking. Barry Jenkins' poignant direction & script and James Laxton's impeccable cinematography combine to create an atmosphere that is filled with tenderness and blunt honesty. 1970s' Harlem feels alive and extremely present in the story. The performances are all…