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  • In the Shadows

    In the Shadows

    ★★½

    Wow, okay, I'm writing the first Letterboxd review for this film, wow, so much pressure.

    So, uh, this was okay. 

    Yeah, it had some decent scenes, some well-lit shots, kinda cool thematic ideas about memory; but probably the biggest problem of this film is that it's just too long, and the movie at a certain point just really, really drags. Part of this can be put on the parallel storytelling that the film takes on, one is clearly the emotional…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    The film noir is one of my favorite genres, and going into ‘Blade Runner 2049’ I was worried the film wouldn’t stick to the neo-noir roots that the original practically perfected; the trailers released have more emphasized the action scenes, and seemed to indicate a film more straight sci-fi than the moody meditations that help make its predecessor one of the most hypnotic films ever made. As it would turn out, this seems to be by design by the filmmakers…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Jesus, this was therapeutic. Who would have thought that at the end of the year, my top two films would be so radically different?- 'Nocturnal Animals': a sort of tribute to nihilism, and this, 'La La Land': perhaps the most joyful film experience of the last decade. Strangely, both contain the theme of reality meeting fantasy in explosive fashion, yet each in extremely dissimilar ways.

    There was something distinctly unique about my screening, as I was watching the film up…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    The Unjustly Forced Dichotomy of 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land'
    (Not a Review, Just Something I Had to Write)


    Tonight, while writing this, I’ve just come home from my fourth time seeing 'La La Land' in theaters. And right now, 'Moonlight' is playing for me here in my living room— it’s my third time watching it. If someone were to ask me, right now, to decide a favorite between the two films, I would go with 'Moonlight'. That’s not to…