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  • Belly

    Belly

    ★★★★

    Had tickets to see this in 35mm back in the fall but couldn't make it for reasons I completely forget. Having finally seen it I can now say I definitely wouldn't have forgotten about that night if I ended up going. I've never seen lights used like this before, felt like I was discovering a whole new way making movies.

    Anyone who says the only noteworthy part of this film are the first 10 minutes (don't get me wrong, great opening) hasn’t seen the last 10 minutes.

  • Chicken Little

    Chicken Little

    ★★★

    Expect a 2 and a half hour youtube video on Chicken Little at some point in the future because this movie is so much more insane than I remember

  • The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

    The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

    ★★★

    Paused it halfway through to order the Popstar steelbook.

  • Tour de Pharmacy

    Tour de Pharmacy

    ★★★★

    Backflips are super rare on the tour, but they do happen.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★½

    When Howl unintentionally dyes his hair orange. Hey man we’ve all been there!

  • Laura

    Laura

    ★★★★★

    Won't lie, had a great time watching this. Gasped with every turn this film took. Not one bad performance but Vincent Price really is just THAT dude, ya know? The camera movement, the use of space, it all comes together into an ending that left me completely on edge. Not to mention the fact that Laura really is one of the most fascinating characters I've seen, especially for this time period. I'm sure there are actual reviews that actually go into depth about that. Too tired to add more sowwy 🥴


    I wish Vincent Price were still alive so he could get into podcasting.

  • Bonjour Tristesse

    Bonjour Tristesse

    ★★★★

    While I may only be two films deep in an expansive career, it’s clear as day that Otto Preminger was a filmmaker years ahead of his time. His framing and use of space took full advantage of what the wide screen format had to offer and that other filmmakers weren’t able to fully realize quite yet. I still don’t believe the black and white sequences in this film are from 1958. While Anatomy displayed his ability to use these framing…

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    Anatomy of a Murder

    ★★★★½

    Absolute hypnosis. The rhythm of the line deliveries in every scene is almost magical. Too many examples to choose from—seriously, I could literally pick any moment—but there's an interaction in the final 15 minutes where something the audience already knows is revealed to everyone else in the courtroom and it still manages to come off just as shocking to us as it does to those in the film. That moment works because the nanoseconds in between every word in this…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★½

    “You have to understand, that mohawk is SUPER ahead of its time” - my dad

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★

    Still got some day left, might squeeze in Sátántangó

  • They Live

    They Live

    ★★★½

    real eyes realize real lies........

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★½

    George was the best Beatle, end of story