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  • The Original Sin

    The Original Sin

    ★★★★★

    The kind of multifaceted masterpiece that I imagine every filmmaker dreams of calling their own, yet close to none of them ever get the privilege. It's political, spiritual, and philosophical to meet intellectual tastes -- it's precise, elegant, and restrained to meet formal tastes -- and it's funny, emotional, and entertaining to meet recreational tastes. I don't think I could ever ask for more in a film...

  • 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    ★★★★★

    I am in complete awe... the most important experimental work since Godard's Film Socialisme. The Lumières would be proud.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Initially when Nolan cited Bresson's influence on this film I was confused, I couldn't see the connection. As the film's marketing began to ramp up and I began to see more and more actual footage from the film, I became even more hesitant of Nolan's statement. Now that I have actually seen the film, I can confidently say that Nolan's comments are some of the most disrespectful I have ever heard come out a filmmaker's mouth regarding the medium. Rest…

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★½

    Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazy.

    Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazy.

    Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazier.

    Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazier.

    Jennifer Lawrence: I want to win an Oscar.

    Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I want to win an Oscar.

    Robert De Niro: Don't forget about me! I care about acting again!

    122 minutes. 122 minutes of this. That's 122 minutes too long.