nocturnalduck has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    "i should have been hurt properly."

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    "when i was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. today, what i'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    the joker should have won.

  • Nashville

    Nashville

    art is expression, communication, cruelty, understanding, connection, and life.

  • Casino

    Casino

    there are tensions within american christianity that sort of inform the contradictions at the heart of it. at its core christianity is a religion of suffering. jesus repented for our sins on the cross, sacrifice as an ultimate rite of god purging the world of filth. over time the confessional emerged as a sociopolitical phenomenon created by the church and institutions of power to teach people that emotional catharsis was to be found in opening up: subjecting your innermost desires…