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  • Animal Factory

    Animal Factory

    ★★★

    2000 Ranked

    It has been a long time since I watched Steve Buscemi’s directorial debut Trees Lounge, so any comparisons between the two are unlikely to come up - aside from both being character studies - but Animal Factory is certainly far better. Trees Lounge was often rather dull and uncertain, largely due to Buscemi’s inexperience directing. This film, however, is far more assured. It is a pretty good film as a result, but one that never aspires to be…

  • The Sea Hawk

    The Sea Hawk

    ★★★★

    33 Films x 6 Decades: 1940s

    Another swashbuckler directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, The Sea Hawk is a film that finds Flynn starring as an English privateer who winds up being on the front lines of the impending war between England and Spain. As the Spanish Armada continues to be built and Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson) is fed a constant series of lies by the Spanish ambassador and one of her own ministers about the intentions of…

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  • 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…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    2011 Ranked

    Forgive me father, for I have sinned. When I saw Drive for the first time in 2013, I had just finished my first film class in high school and was set to graduate from high school in a few weeks. Now, a week and a half removed from finishing college a semester early, it was time to atone for the sins of my youth. Unacquainted with good films at the time aside from the ones I saw in…