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  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★★½

  • Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★½

  • Serial Mom

    ★★★★

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    a remarkable encapsulation of the concepts of love and loneliness alike, specifically amidst an underworld’s depicted misfits, or, more so, the lonely souls that the dizzying neon lights of Hong Kong overwhelm and both leave astray and instill hope. seldom does a film inspire an immediate rewatch, but Fallen Angels’ intoxicating orange/greenscape of kinetic warmth/cold is unbelievably mesmerizing, the simultaneous twin-flame/other-side of Chungking Express, where melancholy and vigor are charged with just a hint more of reverberation amidst personal depths…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    ★★★★½

    such a sweet spot in horror, not only as a remarkable sequel that comes close to surpassing its original, but as one that properly turns its villainous icon into an allegory for mental illnesses that fall on deaf ears while simultaneously upping the nightmare realm through phenomenal practical effects and a keen eye for empowering survivors without losing itself to fantastical cheese—quite the mouthful, and quite the feat. Dream Warriors deeply defines its characters and thus enhances the familiar slumberscape while…

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  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★★½

    “some things in their natural state have the most vivid colors.”

    the all-engulfing blaze of discomfort dissimulated by sun-shined amiability—pinnacle enigmatic horror that bites the unbeknownst nails and swells into a stifling dusk of blossom and burn. Woodward and Lee are nothing short of extraordinary.

    1970s
    Favorite Horror
    Horror in July - Completed and Ranked

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★½

    that first car ride sequence with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds is pure cinematic magic, instantly setting the stage for all the electric, kinetic bouts of song, dance, satire, and simple filmic language to come—Singin’ in the Rain boasts stunning shot-composition that shines immaculately alongside the cheery charisma and initially stark reckoning with the changing of times, remaining ever in motion, and ripe with charm. wholeheartedly loving and spectacular. 

    1950s
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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    what is there to say? a pinnacle story of undying hope sharply juxtaposed by the remorseless brutality of institutionalization, spliced with an entourage of charisma against the inscrutable, The Shawshank Redemption dodges the cliche of contrived narrative convenience often found within these one-off, almost irredeemably unbelievable occurrences for a larger message of ambition within wincing commentary of system failure and the cage of humanity’s alleged freedom, amplified by cinematic prestige, and, to its great benefit of side-stepping the potential aforementioned…

  • Fire of Love

    Fire of Love

    ★★★★★

    “‘understanding’ is ‘love’’s other name.”

    immeasurable beauty that bursts, boils, and pours through the big screen, funneling a story of love and passion into an everlasting historical monument of two emboldened sweethearts enamored by the wonderful and danger of unpredictability. Fire of Love melds spectacle to documentary, detailing the immense heart of person and planet through the seemingly boundless archives of the Krafft’s from photo, dialogue, film, and, perhaps most importantly, simple recollections and sentiments narrated by the marvelous Miranda…