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  • Her
  • Whiplash
  • Gone Girl
  • Memories of Murder

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  • Blue Bayou

    ★★★½

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★

  • Small Engine Repair

    ★★★

  • Win It All

    ★★★

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  • Blue Bayou

    Blue Bayou

    ★★★½

    Heavy-handed in its approach (teetering on cartoon-ish at points, I'm looking at you accents and score) on pretty much every aspect but despite this lack of nuance, Blue Bayou does its job in managing to yank on the heartstrings.

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★

    If you're into a brooding, nihilistic lead with some laughable chemistry and some torture sprinkled on top, this is just the film for you!

    Strangely cruciating whilst watching as I was accepting what kind of film it is, but eventually walked away liking it more after the fact.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I had such high expectations for this film considering the hype and Bong Joon-Ho smashes it out of the fucking park with Parasite. My only regret is not going in as blind as possible about it.

    A biting satire that puts the class divide, a topic that Korean films love to dive into, on full display. It’s delicately effective, being overt for comedic purposes without undermining the tone and seriousness of the film. The shifts jump from scene to scene…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    I usually like to hang back after a movie is over and take my time leaving. My experience after Uncut Gems was instead a brisk walk out into the cold weather to catch some air. Not for a single moment does Uncut Gems take its foot off the pedal with a score that is just as frenetic as the movie itself.

    As a fan of basketball and gambling, it captures the perfect mental state of being a degenerate gambler so…