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  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa


    Neil Jordan makes truly unique films and Mona Lisa is no exception. Part romantic drama, part character study, and part neo-noir, Mona Lisa is a contemplative and slow-paced film that may not be perfect, but is certainly a compelling and well told tale. Starring Bob Hoskins as George, a man who was just released after seven years in prison, the film depicts him working for a mysterious gangster named Denny Mortwell (Michael Caine) as a driver for a high-class prostitute…

  • Rachel Getting Married

    Rachel Getting Married


    2008 Ranked

    Utter brilliance. Born straight out of cinema verite and Dogme 95, Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married opens with a scene reminiscent of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless in which Kym (Anne Hathaway) is picked up from rehab by her father Paul (Bill Irwin). Putting the camera in the car and immediately making the audience an intimate part of this story and this family, this sequence uses a few jump cuts akin to that Godard film and the plot that plays…

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  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man


    Top 100 Films
    100 Films by 18 Directors: David Lynch

    My life is full because I know I am loved.
    -John Hurt as John Merrick

    The Elephant Man is a truly brilliant film and my personal new favorite film from David Lynch, though Mulholland Dr is a close second. Playing it largely straight and allowing the story to do the talking, the film tells the story of John Merrick (John Hurt), a severely disfigured man who was born with deformities.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land


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

    2016 Ranked
    Top 100 Films
    Seen in Theaters

    Postmodernism is a film theory that suggests that there is nothing original anymore. If it could be made, it has been made and we are doomed to simply remake a once original idea in perpetuity. Postmodernism also includes ideas regarding nostalgia and hyperreality, positing that cities such as Los Angeles may physically be real, but are in fact, dream worlds that are not actually there. In Damien Chazelle's latest work and, dare…