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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    So I wanted to watch this on Halloween night, but then I realized that I'd be busy giving out candy to the neighborhood kids and that the remake comes out this weekend which I might end up watching, if overall rating and reviews turn out okay.

    Watching/catching up on classic horrors in this day and age is tough; a lot of them hold special places in many people's hearts, but they might not have the same effect on the newcomers.…

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★½

    It's not totally unlike Suspiria; but Dario Argento's Inferno opts for a more surreal kind of storytelling, which does elevate the overall atmosphere's sense of mystery, but also makes for a fair amount of "nothingness" during the film itself. The fear factor here isn't about overwhelming the audience's senses, but instead plays on our complete lack of knowledge about the context of the story. Argento boldly progresses the story by lessening his focus on characterization, and has the audience cycle…

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    Damien Chazelle's First Man isn't a space movie anymore than it is a character study about a guy who's spirit has been completely overrun by grief. Like most people, I didn't know anything about Neil Armstrong besides his crowning achievement. It's easy to respect him for his contribution to mankind, but that's where most of us stop in our train of thought. Watching this film gave me a pretty good insight as to what kind of guy Armstrong really was…

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★★

    Today marks one year since I joined Letterboxd. Before that, I was slowly getting more and more in to movies the only way I knew how, by searching through all the movie related subreddits for recommendations and trying to learn about film production from Wikipedia or Youtube videos. It's a pretty lackluster learning process, but I considered it to be a fun hobby to focus on when I wasn't procrastinating in my totally unrelated school studies. I still do all…