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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★½

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

    Kubrick To Stephen King before doing The Shining:
    "I think stories of the supernatural are fundamentally optimistic, don't you? If there are ghosts then that means we survive death." King asked him about hell, how did that fit in? There was a long pause, then: "I don't believe in hell."

    Thats the thing, I can handle Hell, devils, black magic, cults and the occult, it’s delineated, it’s clear, and you either believe or you dont. But unexamined trauma, unspoken familial…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    How I learned to stop worrying and love the emptiness of all things.

    Love is a miracle.

    Goddamn.

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    “We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Nolan films tend to bludgeon, they lack lightness, thats not necessarily a bad thing if applied to the right material, he is good with grounded technical subjects; thats his forte. But when he wants to get into the more abstract, or poetic, or dream like, he's not as effective. Its why Inception to me did not work; dreams tend to have a light, more transparent, abstract quality, Nolans style is the opposite of that. I also find that lot of…