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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    Top shelf Nolan (currently my 2nd favorite of his). It’s been written into the ground that Nolan is a good director of concept but I kind of want to talk about how exceptional he is at creating an imminent, palpable undercurrent of urgency with stakes that aren’t even clearly defined. Part of this is because of his character work, which Nolan often gets a lot of criticism for but in my opinion, in Tenet, it’s at least partly intentional to…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    Really missing this brand of horror movies that remain genuinely terrifying and nerve wracking without feeling the need to be a Hereditary-style traumatic head spinner with a “we’re gonna ruin your day” kind of attitude. The concept of invisibility goes relatively unexplored outside of a select few comic book movies, which is honestly kind of shocking to me given how movies like this fully take advantage of that concept’s potential. The technicals here are off the charts good. Whannell’s camera…

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★

    I have such a busy few weeks so I probably won’t get to a ton of new movies so I’m going through old movie tickets and adding them to my diary w some reviews lol. Enjoy. 

    Top 2 DCEU (behind Aquaman sorry lol). Genuinely one of the most entertaining superhero movies to be released within the past 5 years or so. Yan’s direction imbues what could have been another Suicide Squad (a movie that I kind of enjoy but is…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    I think we as a collective here on Letterboxd owe David Fincher an apology. We’ve hoisted just about every ounce of pressure we could muster on this poor guy since the beginning of our pandemic to make the best film ever made, considering we pretty much had no hope for any other film. It’s a testament to Fincher’s talents that he completely and thoroughly nails it despite that.

    Shocked to see how many people have called this a love letter…