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  • Moulin Rouge!

    Moulin Rouge!

    The musical equivalent of Intolerance.

    With it being a turn-of-the-century picture, Moulin Rouge sets itself 100 years prior and creates a reality encompassing the whole of 20th century artistic achievement, only to completely shatter it as well as the entire notion of expression. All the characters stirring conflict for mere job titles, and the only authentic inspiration ends up being their ultimate dead end. Enjoy the artifice and fun while you can, you won't be able to alter the predetermined course.

  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    I've probably said this before, but The Usual Suspects is perhaps the most 90s-est movie ever made. What with it being an Oscar-winning mystery film with an all-star cast with a "dynamite" script centered on a twist ending, at first this perception somehow hindered my impression of the film, thinking that it was just a standard crime drama with an interesting twist. The film certainly rewards a re-watch, however, as I've been able to appreciate how precise the arrangement of…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★

    “A film without a message is just a waste of time.” ~ D.W. Griffith

    A true statement in many ways. While there is undoubtedly an art in making time-wasters that are worth watching purely for thrills, it’s hard to say that those films really matter in the grand scheme of things. Truly great films have to offer something for you to take after it’s over, and it doesn’t have to be political either. Perhaps you come out a different person,…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    It probably won't get noticed since it's kinda obscure and the content is quite visceral and ugly, but I'll forgive the Academy for Moonlight snatching Best Picture from La La Land if they nominate this film instead of Get Out (okay not really, but still)

    Best Picture
    Best Actor - Robert Pattinson
    Best Supporting Actor - Benny Safdie
    Best Director - Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
    Best Original Screenplay - Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie
    Best Cinematography - Sean Price Williams
    Best Film Editing - Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie
    Best Original Score - Daniel Lopatin