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  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★½

    I have not familiarized myself with the work of Jacques Demy. I only know that he was the spouse of Agnès Varda, and that his films served as the main inspiration for Damien Chazelle, most notably on La La Land. I therefore decided to watch Demy's most popular film, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. While I expected it to be a bittersweet experience, I wasn't prepared for how well-executed this film truly is.


    The leading performances by Catherine Deneuve and Nino…

  • Pink Floyd: The Wall

    Pink Floyd: The Wall

    ★★

    It's time for my 700th review, and since we are still in my theme month of Musical March, I've chosen to rewatch and review a music film that has personal significance to me.


    Pink Floyd was one of my favorite bands to listen to in my high school years (my music taste has always been rather retro, even though I think I've become better now at appreciating contemporary bands and artists), and The Wall in particular was one album I…

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  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    ★★★★

    Rap music is something I've had a love/hate relationship with throughout the years. I remember loving listening to Eminem a lot when I was really young (and when it was highly inappropriate for me to listen to his stuff, and with that I mean that I should have never listened to the piece of shit album that was Encore!); then I had a phase where I hated rap during my high school years, and it has only been in my…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    Well, it's about time I take a short intermission from my theme month and do a 2019 catch-up. One film I missed in theaters was Knives Out, and I heard a lot of good things about it, and that cast got me excited as well. Now that I have seen, I did have a lot of fun with it. Also, I will warn you that I am going to abuse a certain Archer reference throughout this review.


    As expected, the…

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  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    My Top 100 Favorite Films - #1


    More than a year and a half on Letterboxd, and now with my 200th review. This shouldn't be something to celebrate, as others might have written an amount of reviews that dwarfs mine in that same time span, but I just can't resist honoring my own ego. Maybe I just like being an asshole ;)


    Is The Graduate the most technically impressive film ever made? Is it the film with the deepest subject…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    My Top 100 Favorite Films - #28


    After his brother Joe's (Kyle Chandler) death, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a janitor living in Boston, becomes the legal guardian of Joe's son Patrick, which forces Lee to temporarily move from Boston to Manchester-by-the-Sea, a town that still carries haunting memories of a tragic past for Lee. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea is a film that deals with grief, the isolation it can cause, and the absurdities of…