Mikey Brzezinski
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  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    I've made it a tradition to watch this film every year on my birthday. It's a way of still making it special for myself and up to this point it's been incredibly effective. I love everything about this film. Literally EVERYTHING.

    With PTA recently saying he wishes he would have chilled out and made a shorter film here, it only brought to mind why I love this film so much. It feels like its made without clear forethought. It's built…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★★

    "I Love You,
    I Forgive You,
    Forgive Me,
    Thank You,
    Goodbye."

    (^Those were also the exact words that the grief counselor told me to say when my father, whom I had a very difficult relationship with, was dying)

    Goddamnit, he did it! Baumbach fucking did! He peaked here. Any filmmaker should wish that their peak could be this fucking amazing.

    I expected greatness but I didn't expect catharsis on this level. The Meyerowitz Stories is Baumbach's most mature, most humane,…

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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★½

    35mm

    A bonafied modern cult classic. Seeing this at midnight with a crowd of people that are all die hard fans of this weird hilarious film about devil cults and female friendship was a deeply rewarding experience. Laughing, cheering, quoting. Highly recommended.

    This exemplifies so many of the most obnoxious qualities about the late 2000's/early 2010's and I love it. I still remember when this came out when I was in middle school. The soundtrack was huge, Megan Fox was…

  • The Oath

    The Oath

    ★★★½

    Far from perfect but still an immensity creative and enjoyable film from one of my favorite comedic voices in the industry and starring several of my favorite voices in the entertainment industry as a whole. This is BY FAR my favorite Tiffany Haddish performance yet, it's something fresh and tender unlike anything we've really seen from her.

    The commentary is ham-fisted yet still suitably complex. The writing is an inconsistent mixture of George Orwell and....Rob Reiner, I guess. Barniholtz does…

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    I'm not really sure how to say this without sounding like I have some sort of Marvel Studios hate-boner or that I just hate having fun but.....Thor: Ragnarok is one of the worst, most profoundly annoying superhero films I've seen.

    Let's just start with the problems that I've had with the MCU, in general, that bleed over into this film. First off: this film, conceptually, has some of the biggest stakes that have ever been in an MCU film, however,…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Raises "slice of life" filmmaking to a new and more profound standard.
    A total magnum opus for Cuarón. Every little detail of each wide and deep monochromatic frame adds up the experience. It's all lived-in and natural. A simultaneously epic and quiet portrait of resilience and change in how our surroundings become us and we become a sum of it. So many images and subtleties have remained with me distinctly since the minute I walked out of this and Cuaron…