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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    It’s not often you get to say that the worst actor in the movie were neither of the two main characters, nor any of the people they encountered along their journey. Instead, it was the music. It awkwardly stepped its way through every scene, creeping into moments when it didn’t need to be heard. With the actors, and its subsequent world, being carried by “one single shot” there was enough weight to every scene that the emotions were as damp…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    This movie triggered me, specifically the part about furiously masturbating and crying and never arriving and then falling asleep, unsatisfied and unfulfilled... sigh

    *lights cigarette*

    But honestly, The Lighthouse spoke to parallels I’m seeing in my own life on how I go from job to job looking for something that will resonate with me. In the end, you’ll never find happiness if you’re always on the run from something, and you’ll simply wake up the next cycle arriving on a…

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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    What I’m about to tell you is true. 

    My background is Austrian. My father moved here in 1980 for a new and better life in Canada with his brother and mother, where 4 years later he had me, and 20 years later he told me a story about our family history after I asked because at school we were talking about WW2, and how all of my friends had a relative that fought in it. Ignorant and oblivious, I assumed…

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    ★★★★★

    Every now and then a film comes along that you cannot fully understand due to your being; your existence, your points of view, your understanding of what is fictional and non-fictional gets in the way of a film that is a white-washed approach to reality. If you look at Beasts of the Southern Wild as a political relevance, or trying to push an agenda such as the stark comparisons between environmentalism, poverty, political failure, climate change, then the point of…