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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    What a spellbinding, disorienting, and disturbing experience. I don’t think I’ve ever mouthed “what the fuck” so many times.


    Throughout, there’s no way to be ready for what comes at you. The shot composition is unbelievably unique and powerful, and its editing is brazenly wild and bewildering.  Even the tiniest and simplest details are perplexing and captivating.  My mind is broken from how immersive this is; it completely sucks you into its world and holds on even after leaving.

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

    “I want a cigarette so bad” - Emily Blunt as the audience surrogate

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  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★★★½

    “Seeing all these worms make a living out of death. Kinda knocks the fear out of you, right?”

    Between the wildly adventurous camerawork and editing, zany cast of characters, extremely 70s costume and production design, absurd and dark humor ridden throughout, and off-kilter score from Ennio Morricone, I definitely think this is Argento’s most punk rock piece of work.  

    A bizarre and enchanting giallo, this film has moments of hilarious wit juxtaposed with absolute terror.  Argento’s creativity when it comes to kill scenes really takes form here - and his unique narrative structure as well.

  • Outrage

    Outrage

    ★★★★

    Beat Takeshi rocks another one.  Probably the most intricate and intertwined crime story I’ve ever set my eyes on

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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★½

    I was expecting/hoping for something bananas with this one, but instead I got a damn fine thriller. And it’s a little bananas too.

    Part of what Radio Silence does best is their ability to keep things narratively and visually fresh throughout due to their pacing.  Too long is never spent in one location or with one character, new elements are continually added in, and the dynamics are constantly shifting. 

    The dialogue is sharp, biting, and often hilarious.  There’s some great…

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    "It's official old buddy, I'm a has-been"

    Quentin Tarantino's 9th film is possibly his most introspective one yet. Rather than the insanity we see so often from him, OUATIH (worst acronym) is a mellow and contemplative fairy-tale. There are moments of intensity and ludicrousness, but its overall a lazy walk down Sepulveda. For this analysis of arcs, change, and cycles within showbiz, and as a love letter to the industry and pop culture, I think that the tone worked perfectly.…