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  • Cold Pursuit

    Cold Pursuit

    Something like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Fireworks. Better than expected. Has the same cynicism that Three Billboards has, so that’s probably my least favorite thing about the film. The scene when his wife leaves him and just leaves a blank greeting card was reminiscent of the beginning of Cocteau’s Orpheus.

  • American History X

    American History X

    ★★★★½

    This is the film that made me fall in love with film. It changed my life in the most literal sense. This is one of the handful of times I can say that about a film. Not even my favorite film Playtime had the impact on me that this film had. I’ve read so many reviews on this film by now that I’ve grown tired of reading them whenever I decide to rewatch it because while American History X isn’t…

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  • Dark City

    Dark City

    ★★★★★

    Something like a 90s version of Metropolis with a better story. There is an interesting idea running through this film regarding how much of our memory dictates who we become. I suppose in that respect the film is similar to other meditations on memory like Memento and La Jetee. I think there might be something to this whole memory thing considering my love for film, and my first memory being film related. My favorite scene is probably the first scene…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★★

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

    I really liked this film. I thought the soundtrack in the beginning of the film was odd given the fact that for most of the scenes in the shimmer have a completely different style. My favorite scene was easily everything after Natalie Portman reached the lighthouse. It was hard to not be amazed as well as scared when the alien is created and following around Portman. The only thing that I’ve seen that is as unnerving as this scene is…