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  • The Great Yokai War

    ★★★½

  • The Thing From Another World

    ★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts

    ★★★½

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Life is like a bagel. You can enjoy it plain or garnish it however you see fit; you can take it in bite sized pieces or all at once, and once you’re finished, you can feel full and contented or you can obsess over the hole in the middle, longing for that little bit more you never got to taste. Everything Everywhere All At Once is about life and how we make it, how we wish to push things away…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    While it can be tremendously easy to dismiss Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums as something that simultaneously embraces and rejects his stylistic tendencies and therefore is a weaker entry into his cinematic canon, looking deeper one actually realizes that this potentially is probably his most mature and fully realized film he’s made yet. Witty and surprisingly dark in places, The Royal Tenenbaums is probably my dark horse for “most improved” Anderson film upon subsequent viewings.

         In the winter…

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  • Lake Michigan Monster

    Lake Michigan Monster

    ★★★★

    Ayyyy, 414 fuckin’ represent! A secret (January) Santa gift from my good friend Andrew C., this is the first review of two I’ll be tackling this week just for him. Thank you so very much for this film, fellow Andrew; you know how to pick the good ones.

         Made on a miniscule budget and endearingly over the top, Ryland Tews’ The Lake Michigan Monster is a loving ode to the science fictional opuses of George Méliès and Roger…

  • Paint Drying

    Paint Drying

    ★★★★★

    Seeing as I’ve been able to find a small groove and actually watch some films, I was hoping I could crank out a few reviews as well, but stupid me can’t put two thoughts and two thoughts together and therefore I’m left creatively destitute. HOWEVER, I do have some bite-sized takes on the films I have been able to watch, which you can find below. If people like this, then I may have to make this a regular feature and…

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  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai

    Insert wistful sigh here.

         Arguably one of international cinema’s most cherished and important classics of all time, its gravitas and influence only growing larger and stronger every year as more and more cinephiles and audiences fall under its power, The Seven Samurai was the film that undeniably changed me in a cinematic sense, transforming me from an ordinary teen who liked watching movies for pure escapism to someone who can be captivated by…

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    Can someone please blink? Anyone, please just blink so I know you’re still alive!

    Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion Of Joan of Arc is widely considered to be one of the best silent films ever made, a veritable monolith on the cinematic landscape both then and today, and after watching it several days ago and ruminating over it, I’d like to count myself as one of its newest admirers, such is its strength and staying power I cannot deny its…