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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★★

    A masterpiece that is greatly stylized and Felliniesque. An exercise in depravity that also holds some control, Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" burts with great artistry, surrealism, eroticism, and it's one of the most magnificently inventive films ever made.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★

    A period piece to an original screenplay that is also penned by Sciamma is a rarity these days, considering most period pieces are often based on established and renowned novels, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is an exquisite and ravishing romance that still has the scope of a Jane Eyre or Edith Wharton adaptation. The film holds rich and intoxicating visual splendor that resembles the beauty you would find in an oil painting rather than the typical aesthetics you would find in any given movie. Check out my review.

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is truly a triumphant work of ambition and grandeur, and not just because of its groundbreaking de-aging digital effects that transform its older lead actors back into much younger looking men. While that has been the main spotlight of the films notoriety, as well as being an enormously expensive project that exceeded 140 million dollars–which is unorthodox for any project nowadays that isn’t a superhero movie, Scorsese’s latest ambitious endeavor ended up being financed and distributed…

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    So masterfully made, Sergio Leone truly knew how to build up tension.