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luke

"Reviews" are mostly just quick blurbs about what I thought of the movie

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Favorite films

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Hunger
  • Children of Men

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  • Lisa Frankenstein

    ★★★½

  • The Hunt

  • Poor Things

    ★★★

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    ★★★½

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  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★

    I was pretty bowled over by the production design and cinematography, but I think the final scene really underlines how slight the whole thing is, and it had the effect of reframing everything I'd seen up until that point as essentially a shaggy dog story. Fun overall but doesn't really hold a candle to The Favourite.

  • Reptile

    Reptile

    ★★★½

    Here for the Benicioassaince

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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★★

    Did Anthony Perkins actively seek out roles of guys with mommy issues

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★★

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

    A common misunderstanding surrounding Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario is that it is supposed to be "about" the War on Drugs. This has led to many glib dismissals of the film in some critical circles as something along the lines of a Traffic-lite with insufficient insight into the drug war. But debut actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan is actually doing something quite novel—eschewing the tired “War on Drugs is bad” sentiment entirely and simply utilizing the drug war as a backdrop, in order to…