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  • To Be or Not to Be

    To Be or Not to Be

    ★★★★★

    A script like this one is a masterpiece by itself. The fact that the film does it justice makes it one of the best.

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★

    Garfield sells what would normally be a run of the mill film. It has a few moments that hint it could've been a lot more than just bloodlusty nationalism, though it has its fair share of that too. Better than average war film beats average war film I suppose though.

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  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live

    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live

    I have decided that there is no possible way for me to rank this film. I cannot disconnect the film itself from the music and the performance. As I was fortunate enough to see Sufjan on this tour I am also unable to disconnect the film or the music itself from the profound, life changing experience that it was to see this show live. I know the film reminded me of that feeling which is something I'm very grateful for. I will simply click on the little heart, go to my room and cry for joy of life and art, and leave it at that.

  • Grand Illusion

    Grand Illusion

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film embodies everything that I love about the Criterion Collection. It is merely circumstantial that it happened to be the very first DVD that the Criterion Collection ever released, a fact I did not know until after setting out to write this article. La Grande Illusion is a film set during World War I. It was directed by one of the masters of French film, Jean Renoir, and was a monumental movie when it was released in 1937.
    The…