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"Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out." -Martin Scorsese
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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★

    It's that strange age where some are settling into their adulthood and others haven't been able to mature past college yet that Noah Baumbach captures so well in Frances Ha. Much like it's name sake the film is kinda awkward kinda anxious, but also fun and loving. 

    The heart and soul of the film Greta Gerwig gives the most Greta Gerwig performance ever. She's such a ray of sunshine while also balancing the unease of not knowing what lies ahead.…

  • Hotel Chevalier

    Hotel Chevalier

    ★★★★★

    Outstanding in every way imaginable, Hotel Chevalier is undoubtably my favorite short film of all time. 

    Like most Wes Anderson films what first catches your eye is the intricate and playful production design. The entire short takes place in one very yellow hotel room, that is filled to the brim with character. The room, and film in general, harness the elegance of it's Paris backdrop, which just adds another layer to it's already decadent setting.

    Because this one setting movie…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    The title There Will Be Blood is a biblical reference to Exodus, where Aaron is told to smite the waters of Egypt so they become blood. Blood would flow through the lands, poisoning the fish and making it undrinkable for the people of Egypt. However in Paul Tomas Anderson's 2007 masterpiece the blood of the land and driving force of the film: Oil! 

    A stone cold and bone chilling piece, TWBB examines the two pillars America was built on, capitalism…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Robert Eggers creates to film unlike any other, a film with a disturbing atmosphere that swallows you whole, presenting layers upon layers of conceptual imagery and ideas that all combined into one absolutely polarizing piece of art.

    There's so much meaning and so many thoughts packed into this, that lead to many routes of interpretation. However the purgatory explication has always stuck out to me as the one that fits perfectly to the story of The Lighthouse.

    *spoilers*
    The hellish…