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  • Ikiru
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  • The Virgin Spring
  • Rumble Fish

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  • The Mist

    ★★★

  • Project X

    ★★★½

  • War Dogs

    ★★

  • Chicken Run

    ★★★½

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  • The Mist

    The Mist

    ★★★

    I have a fondness for directors who only make a movie once every 7-8 years. It suggests a filmmaker whose selective with their projects and really pours out their heart with every new release, as the film represents an era. Then again, it could be that those guys couldn’t get funding for their wackier projects and/or the script took longer to write than expected. Frank Darabont helmed two era defining pictures, The Shawshank Redemption (which continues to land on people’s…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★½

    Remembered loving this movie back in 2015 until it won Best Picture. I was on The Revenant wave then, it was clearly the motion picture achievement of the year at the time (still love that movie but it’s clear that films such as Sicario, Steve Jobs, and The Hateful Eight were snubbed. I would say The Witch but the Academy always snubs A24), so Spotlight felt like the odd and underwhelming choice. Looking back however, they absolutely got it right. The Big…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★½

    Unbelievably disappointing. Like many, I had the highest of hopes, as its glorious trailer made it out to be The Lord of the Rings meets Guillermo Del Toro, but I couldn’t have been more painfully wrong if I had tried. I don’t know much about the story it’s adapted from so I can’t comment on how accurate this version is historically or what they changed, all I’m looking at is how it works as a narrative film. Let’s get the only positive…

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★½

    Devastating. Didn’t think the saddest of the trilogy would end up being my favorite, but I think Kryzystof Kieslowski hit it out of the park with the first entry, combining emotional depth with a subdued but powerful use of the color blue. Ironically, Julie Delpy is who finally convinced me to check these films off my watchlist, and while I see why White is considered the weakest, I wasn’t expecting the brilliant farce and its accessibility. My point is, each of…