Nezar Kujuk

Nezar Kujuk

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a student of architecture and a part-time caretaker of the overlook. Partially drunken. Partially possessed.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    This and Dick Johnson is Dead basically came together and planned to make me swim in a pool of tears. Where do I even begin? Anthony Hopkins poured his heart and soul into this, transforming into a lost soul looking for the right path. That final scene broke me into a million pieces - from the production design to the editing this is a MASTERCLASS of a psychological drama that I think will never escape my mind - literally diverts into horror territory with the performances alone. Absolutely crushed me. 

    Sooo Florian Zeller and Charlie Kaufman are buddies I guess?

    First log of April 2021 !! 

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  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★½

    Much scarier than I thought it would be. I guess there’s a solid reason why this was one of the cheapest horror movie to make, but there’s also a solid reason to why it’s one of the most successful. There’s something about found footage that is so unnerving. The promise it makes to viewers is almost always broken, but it’s that feeling of wanting more that fuels this whole thing. Who is the Blair Witch? What does it mean? Who’s…

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★

    Stanfield and Kaluuya absolutely refuse to disappoint, masking themselves in captivating performances, breathing the human condition into the lives of an FBI informant,  Bill O’Neal, and the chairman of the BPP, Fred Hampton. Before this thing even begins, it’s prominence weighs down on you, and with very good reason. Shaka King directed the hell out of this, and it shines in its emotional and political prevalence. You get an academy award YOU get an academy award YOU get an academy award!! 

    The Departed and Judas double feature when?

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    After only watching two of his films, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Reservoir Dogs’, I was keen to see Tarantino back at his old tricks, particularly with his exploration of the mysteriously bright and lurid plains of downtown LA - this time, showcasing the Golden Age at its fading point. Like most of Tarantino’s films, ‘Hollywood’ relies heavily on cultural nostalgia — the classic age of celebrity culture showcasing the people both on and off-screen in a surprisingly less bright, more night…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After building such an intense relationship with the film, ’Persona’, you could say I’d be an avid supporter of Lynch’s experimentation with surrealism. Little did I know that ‘Mulholland Drive’ would be the very example of dreamscape cinema taken by its core and courageously stretched out to the point where reality doesn’t function anymore. Lynch is aware of this, setting the film as a Hollywood film noir held together by themes of seduction and pure insanity leaving us glued to…