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  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★★

    i can't believe people thought inception was better than this damn borges story of a movie

  • The Aviator

    The Aviator

    ★★★★½

    "the way of the future. the way of the future. the way of the future."

    scorsese's tucker: the man and his dream, although with this movie the industrial metaphor is clearer because howard hughes—unlike preston tucker—actually made movies. it is at once one of scorsese's most articulate movies, existing within the clearly defined generic confines of the prestige biopic, but also one of his most artificial and abstracted, repurposing the harsh white lights and shock cutting that scorsese would first…

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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    it thunders a lot in this movie but it never rains

  • mother!

    mother!

    not at all sure what to do with this movie. on the one hand it's the most audacious studio movie i've ever seen and it's insane that aronofsky could get people to give him 30 million to make this. but it's also the most arrogant and most self-pitying thing i've ever seen, hateful to the audience and hateful of itself. it feels like the paranoid confession note of a serial abuser. he's a deranged and self-obsessed man who cast his…