Nate

Trying to figure it out one movie at a time before the credits roll.

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  • 10 Years

    10 Years

    ★★½

    Every few years I'll watch this and remember the song Oscar Issac sings in it, listen to that on repeat for a few days and subsequently forget that this movie exists. Then the cycle repeats itself

  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★½

    Play the first two chords of "Married Life" and emotionally wreck me

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  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★½

    If Alien is the Beyonce of this genre
    Then Life is the other members of Destiny's Child
    Which makes Cloverfield Paradox the Kidz Bop version of the song

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    An (admittedly lazy) comparison given its setting is that this is a poor man's Bergman crossed with some of the perversions of Von Trier and some of the deadpan humor of Kaurismaki. But in combining them together what you get is fractions of each without fully realizing any of its potentials.

    The first hour - 75 minutes of this is super engaging. Aster, as he did with Hereditary, builds this atmosphere that is rife with this underlying tension/anticipation for what's…