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Great Reviews from Great People

Throughout my time on this site I've met a lot of wonderful people. Some close friends, some supportive voices, some inspirational writers, some with exceptional film taste. And many a great combination of all the above. Here I try to honor them by highlighting just one of their many great reviews, and hopefully I get to keep adding more names to this list. Maybe you might find someone new to follow ๐Ÿค 

Links to reviews are in the notes of each film, ordered alphabetically by the author's display name. Constantly adding more to this list, constantly behind!

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

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    A_DZH's review

    A_DZH, I know so little about you but your writing is genuinely otherworldly. Some of the smartest, most insightful, most forward-thinking stuff I've seen on here, I've admired your writing from afar just because I feel too stupid to understand it sometimes yet I can't stop myself from reading each and every one of them. Please make a zine if you haven't already.

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  • Babette's Feast

    Babette's Feast

    abby's review

    Abby, I love how much love you have for your favorite films and I'm so glad there's someone else who espouses the religion of Gore Verbinski. You have such a willingness to watch anything and everything and it's something more people should aspire to have. Thanks for picking my favorite film club movie.

  • Eternity and a Day

    Eternity and a Day

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    abdel's review

    Abdel, I'm incredibly we ran into each other because you've continued to be one of the most supportive people I've met on here. Combined with your ridiculously great taste, and what more do you need? On many occasions I've read your thoughts on a film and by the end I was convinced I was undervaluing it. Oh, and I hardly even mentioned your incredible reviews.

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  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    Adam_Davie's review

    Adam, you are such an invaluable voice on this site and you deserve to be read by far, far more people. You have an ability to analytically explain the human interactions and social messages in the films you watch that is so enormously impressive and hard to replicate. I can tell you have so much wisdom to share with us and I'm thankful that I get to read that firsthand.

  • The Leopard

    The Leopard

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    agustin's review

    Agus, I'm so lucky to have run into you and your astonishing film taste. You are the best ambassador of 'niche letterboxd' I've ever met and can make anyone feel welcome about diving into the deep annals of obscure film. If only every other obscure film appreciator was like you.

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  • Chocolat

    Chocolat

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    alex's review

    Alex, you're an incredibly-insightful person and your reviews are fantastic. The way you evaluate and glean films is like few others, and I greatly admire the way you examine films from an angle that feels (unfortunately) fresh, not necessarily going against the grain but picking up on things that most others do not. I always look forward to reading your reviews.

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  • Labour of Love

    Labour of Love

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    All About Movies's review

    All About Movies, your reviews are so sincere and I love reading it, I think that a lot of writers can put barriers in their writing to remove themselves to varying degrees (for varying reasons) but that's not something I've ever felt about your reviews. They always feel very heartfelt and I really enjoy reading them.

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

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    amrit's review

    Amrit, you're one of the most insane persons I know. Insanely smart, insanely funny, insanely perceptive, and insanely chaotic. I love it so much and I value your thoughts like you wouldn't believe. It also doesn't hurt that you've got some of the best film taste I've ever seen.

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  • The Virgin Spring

    The Virgin Spring

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    Amy Hensarling's review

    Amy, I really enjoy your diary-like take on reviews, in that you jot down your quick thoughts sometimes while also taking the time to carve out a paragraph or two (or more) on the deeper themes and greatness of a film. It feels like you pack in two reviews worth of approaches in a single one, and I really enjoy hearing these many different lens that you choose to write on.

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  • Asako I & II

    Asako I & II

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    Andra ๐Ÿฆ‹'s review

    Andra, how is it that I just discovered you recently? Such delicate yet thoughtful reviews, one where you guide us by your hand to the point you wish to make, yet none of what comes before any semblance of filler. Often it feels like I'm reading poetry that's taken form in prose. I can only hope that you gain more and more readers.

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  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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    Angel Goldstein's review

    Angel, I love that you are confident about what you value in film and has strong convictions about those values. I don't see that often and I love how strong of an identity you have when it comes to your film pursuit, never feel bad about that. Plus, you have an amazingly stabilizing presence w/o sacrificing any of your snark. I love that so much.

  • Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday

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    Angeles โœจ's review

    Angeles, it's so funny to remember our first conversations and how polite we were, and now we talk shit about each other all the time. That's the smell of true friendship. I can't believe I've known you this long and I'm so thankful that our friendship has evolved to be such a beautiful thing, and I cannot wait to see what it'll be like years from now. Thank you so much for being in my life, you're one of the best people I've ever met. Oh yeah and your reviews good ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  • Burning

    Burning

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    ashleigh!'s review

    Ashleigh, if you ever stop watching Fantastic Mr. Fox I'm pretty sure the world would end. Your ratings curve looks like a phone signal bar and that's what we should all aspire to be. You are an extreme film lover and you connect so much with so many different kinds of film. I can tell you're so giving and you care so much about people and I'm so glad I can get to know that amazing person.

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  • Death Stranding: The Making of Timefall

    Death Stranding: The Making of Timefall

    austin!'s review

    Austin, I love how you can make so many connections to the video-games you play and unpack them in such detailed and emotionally-powerful ways. That's something that I do a lot myself and it's hard to find many people on here who share that same passion for games. I'm always happy to hear your thoughts whether it be on games or movies, and you are such a genuine soul.

  • Hanagatami

    Hanagatami

    Ayush Das Adhikary's review

    Ayush, you're one of the greatest writers no question and if there's any justice in this world your reviews would always be among the most popular of each film. Not only that, but you have such interesting taste and I aspire to reach such heights. I know whenever I come across one of your reviews that I'm about to read something extraordinary.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

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    BananaPudding's review

    BananaPudding, I've really enjoyed reading your reviews for a while and how varied they can be. But even in the most casual of your reviews you maintain a sense of evaluation that's engaging to read and also bring an intertextuality when applicable. Feels like you're someone who knows your stuff and uses that in a non-pretentious way, bolstering your writing without making it highfalutin.

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  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    Beb's review

    Beb, you're one of the kindest persons I know and your love for both films and your friends is something I love so much. I'm glad to see that you've written some of the most incredible reviews I've seen and I'd love to see more when you have the motivation to do so. Next time you host the Latin American Cinema Challenge I'll be sure to join! Oh, and you've also got great music taste too and I'm happy to share stuff between us!

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    Labyrinth of Cinema

    Ben's review

    Ben, you are a truly brilliant dude who has some of the best taste I've seen on here and I admire so much the depth of which you can dig into the films you watch. You do a great job of highlighting so many films that deserve to have a second life on this site, and I imagine you meaningfully contribute to that goal. Love reading your thoughts whenever I see them, and I hope you continue to keep watching and writing.

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

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    BjorkShandy's review

    BjorkShandy, I'm so glad to find your via No Name Given, since your reviews are so in-depth I take a great deal from each one, and your taste in film aligns so much with a sector of my own, so it's so exciting to read your detailed dives on films I don't see too many great reviews for. It feels like I'm reading a Criterion supplement from your writing, and in that process I gain a sense of filmic history. Please keep watching and writing on film, so I can know what I'm missing.

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  • Falsettos

    Falsettos

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    brady's review

    Brady, your taste in film and music is insane and I love being able to share these things with you. One day I'm gonna need you to make a visual album and it's going to make Ruins Rider look like slow cinema. Glad to hear that life's been going well for you these days, and I'm ever-grateful for you protecting me from the duck.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    Brandon White's review

    Brandon, you're a cinema lover and it's amazing how many films you'll happily give 5 that others wouldn't. I enjoy reading the honesty of your thoughts, and you are one of the few people who treat the 'diary' feature of this site like an actual diary. I commend it.

  • Old Joy

    Old Joy

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    Brian's review

    Brian, I really love how much effort you put into connect with other people even if they are in very different places in life. That's something so special and I wish everyone in the world was more like you. I can tell you love your connections with others and especially those of your family, and I love being able to discuss and share movies about family with you. It's a wonderful thing.

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  • Antiporno

    Antiporno

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    Brianna ๐ŸŒนRosas๐ŸŒน's review

    Brianna, when you dive into a film rare do I read anything else like it. You fulfill a great niche of reviewing many of the anime and anime films that are of lesser popularity, and I also really value hearing your thoughts on gender and sexuality. It's been great getting to know you and I hope I'm able to continue that in the future.

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

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    buckett's review

    Jon, we don't talk much but I hope you know that I really appreciate you. You're one of the most chill people I know and I've always happy to see you around and talk about films. Your presence in film club is a soothing one indeed, and I hope you are doing well wherever you are in life.

  • Tekkonkinkreet

    Tekkonkinkreet

    casualmoviebuff's review

    Max, I'm really thankful to have interacted and talked with you often, and I really appreciate you. You say that it's rare you find a film you really love, but when you do it's great to see. When you get really excited about a film it really shows in your review which even I feel reading it!

  • Masculin Fรฉminin

    Masculin Fรฉminin

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    Celina Bliss's review

    Celina, you were probably the first person I ever met who was deeply into film, and I attribute my burgeoning interest in it to your wonderful friendship. I still remember the nights when I'd have our friends over at my dorm and watch a bunch of horror films for the exco. I'm ever-grateful for your influence and passion for film.

  • Freeway

    Freeway

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    โœจ christie โœจ's review

    Christie, you are one of the smartest people I know and my discussions with you feel like I'm always learning so much. There is a world of knowledge you have and I'm thankful when you share it with me. You've converted me on the merits of DV films and I desperately need to see more.

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  • American Honey

    American Honey

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    Christina Ansefelt's review

    Christina, you're one of the people I look up to and hope one day I can be as cool as you. I'm sorry there's not too much else I can say, but I felt like putting you on here because you're a real one and I love reading your thoughts when I come across them.

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  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    Je, Tu, Il, Elle

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    claira curtis's review

    Claira, you've got so much versatility and watch so many different kinds of films that it's a treat seeing your name pop up on any random movie I've seen. I sometimes wonder how you choose the movies that you do, and have so much respect for how many different types of film you watch. And when you really pour your heart into a review I feel it and am so thankful you did. More people should rate as highly as you do.

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

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    Cormac ๐Ÿ‘‘'s review

    Cormac, you're one of the nicest people ever which astounds me, and you also surround yourself with the most supportive people too. I'm so appreciative of your generosity and it makes me wonder how I was lucky enough to know you. But not just that, you are a fantastic writer and you've written some of my absolute favorite pieces I've read on here. I'd talk about specifics, but such praise would rob you of your sheer flexibility to write an incredible piece on any film you watch. I'm so glad I came across your profile.

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  • Her

    Her

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    Creek's review

    Creek, I enjoy how enigmatic your taste can be sometimes and it's great seeing it change and evolve over time. I don't get to talk to you often but I enjoy our conversations when they do happen and hope we get to have them more often in the future! Wishing you well with whatever you've got going on right now.

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

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    Daisoujou's review

    Daisoujou, one of the greatest people I know, with one of the greatest tastes in music, movies, and even games. I remember first seeing you joining film club and rambling at others with excitement because I just admired you so much and was so in awe that I could talk to you. Of course, I was probably putting you on a pedestal and you became 10x cooler once I actually knew you and got to understand you as a real person. I continue to keep tabs on the films you love because I just have such an implicit trust in your taste. I'm so glad you've been doing well these days and that things are looking up for you.

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  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

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    Darren Carver-Balsiger's review

    Darren, I know this is such a common thing you probably get a lot from people, but your profile / reviews / film taste really helped me get into film as "art" and appreciate the more challenging stuff. No idea what to say but you're one of the all-time greats and I'm eternally grateful for your past and continued presence gracing this site. I know it's such a cop-out answer linking your Werckmeister Harmonies review instead of your many, many, many amazing reviews, but... I mean what else is there to say, it's just such a tour de force. Tysm for doing what you do and getting so many more people into film, you're one of the ๐Ÿs

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  • Old

    Old

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    David James's review

    David, you have such a great mix of youthful passion for film as well as wisdom that comes with age, and your unique position makes it so engaging to read your thoughts. It feels like I'm listening to an older family member who's sharing their life lessons yet at the same time has a strong zeal to keep discovering things that's so endearing to see. Your writing is not just great, but so extraordinarily human.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

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    Dennis Duffy's review

    Dennis, you are one of the good filmbros and I love reading your thoughts. You expose (and re-expose) me to so many great films that, while certainly popular, aren't as championed on this site, and it makes me feel better about getting a lot from the more 'imdb-core' films.

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  • After Life

    After Life

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    Dizzle_Sizzle's review

    Dizzle, I highly enjoy how you've perfected the art of conciseness and how that's reflected in your reviews. Your reviews feels like a summation of the film at large with such vivid descriptions, and it's a real pleasure to read your kinetic thoughts.

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Drew Edelstein's review

    Drew, you're actually the first non-irl person who followed me which still baffles me how you found me or why you even did considering how dogshit my reviews were at the time, but I remember it was such a surreal yet wonderful thing that you became close to my fc friends. I love being able to say that we go way back and that I met you way before any of the film club people, and it makes me appreciate how any connection one makes can blossom into a great friendship. Oh also you have insanely great reviews (it's a certain level of praise when you get plagiarized) and everyone should read them.

  • Wendy and Lucy

    Wendy and Lucy

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    drewโ€™s reviews's review

    Drew, your passion for film-making shines through in your writing and I love to see when that bleeds over. I love hearing specific things you appreciate because of your experience and how you have an eye for highlighting how some small detail of the film really enhances it. It's amazing how you can magnify something until it feels like the key to the film.

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  • Pig

    Pig

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    Dylan๐Ÿ›น๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽจ's review

    Dylan, I know you've been somewhat self-conscious of your rising number of followers, but you truly earn that and I'm so happy to be reading your stuff! You provide fantastic pieces that help me appreciate films more, especially the ones I wasn't so hot on, and I can't wait to see how you grow as a writer and as a film-watcher. Congrats and looking forward to how many more followers you get!

  • Satantango

    Satantango

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    Edgar Cochran's review

    Edgar, I don't think there needs to be any introduction for you, but you've been one of the biggest influences on me and I'm sure so many others on this site. In many ways I consider you part of the 'old guard' of LB users who have come to shape every user in the future in some way, either directly or indirectly. Without you I don't think I would have been exposed to as much wonderful cinema as I have now, as even if you yourself were not directly responsible, it is then a friend who was influenced by you who then influenced me. This isn't even to mention your incredible reviews which are some of the absolute best writing on this site, and some of the most insightful by far for so many films that don't have much written for them. I'm thankful for how much you've come to shape my film journey, both directly and indirectly.

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  • Gods and Monsters

    Gods and Monsters

    Ese ๐Ÿ‘‰ Vรญctor's review

    Vรญctor, you've continued to be one of the most wise and support people I've known and I have no idea how you came into my life but I've become a better person because of you. Thank you so much, words can't even express my gratitude towards the immense amount of kindness and generosity you've shown me, a stranger on the internet. You must be the most magnanimous person and your loved ones are so lucky to have you in their life.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

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    Ethan ๐Ÿ‚'s review

    Ethan, I love that you have such an appreciation for older film which has rubbed off on me and gotten me more willing to check them out. You have this indelible affinity for some of the most white movies ever, but like, in a good way... you know what I mean? Anyways, thanks to you I realize that white movies can be good movies too and I genuinely mean it when I say I'm grateful to know you.

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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

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    evan's review

    Evan, I love how much you love cinema, and doubly-so I love how much you are willing to rag on cinema. Both come from a place of sincerity that is so welcome to see, and it's always fun bouncing thoughts with you when it comes to film. Oh yeah, you're also one of the funniest people I know too. So glad I got to know you man.

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  • Good Morning

    Good Morning

    Evan Kraft's review

    Evan, you are one of the craziest people I know for watching several hundred films of each current year. It is truly monstrous and a little horrifying, yet also awesome in the most literal of definitions. Thanks to you I quickly learn what currently-playing films are worth watching, and for that I salute your service. Please find god.

  • Blue

    Blue

    eve ๐Ÿ’ฟ's review

    Eve, you've graced me with so much of your deeply-human writing and you've been such a huge influence on me in ways I can't even explain. Without you I wouldn't have the appreciation for film that I do now, and you helped me learn to love movies that I normally wouldn't. You're an extraordinary soul.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

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    FoundOnYouTube's review

    FoundOnYouTube, you do a great service highlighting what films can be found on youtube which makes it convenient for people to know what films are easy to watch right away. I also love and respect how you're willing to take requests, and that's a great community interaction that I always love seeing in your reviews.

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  • Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    Fred ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท's review

    Fred, I don't think anyone likes and values fun movies as much as you do, and you are a great voice of influence that reminds me it's good to appreciate all kinds of film. I've gradually learned that I can rate fun films highly and champion them w/o having to feel guilty about that, and you've been a large influence in that character growth.

  • Johnny Guitar

    Johnny Guitar

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    Grant He's review

    Grant, you have one of the most fascinating tastes when it comes to film and I'm always so thankful when you get to share your thoughts with me. I really enjoyed our talks about the films you shared with me and I really hope we can continue to do so. Your taste has rubbed off on me and it's a christmas miracle that I actually have a spark of appreciation for older film. Cinema is alive.

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  • Raw

    Raw

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    Grayson's review

    Grayson, you're one of the greatest persons I know with some of the most sophisticated film taste I've seen and I'm so glad I met you. I wish you well in your life and know that I'm always here for you. Love you man.

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  • A Visitor to a Museum

    A Visitor to a Museum

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    Halcyon's review

    Halcyon, your reviews are this insane amalgamation of analysis, prose, and wisdom and the way you talk about films is some of the best I've seen. You get so deep into writing about it that I very-much feel the film, even if I haven't seen it. There is rarely anyone else who is as skilled at describing what makes a film so visceral, yet you do it without veering entirely into the realm of emotion, always keeping it grounded. It's amazing to see.

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  • Fist of the North Star

    Fist of the North Star

    Hank Bauer's review

    Hank, you've got, by far, one of the most eccentric tastes of anyone I've ever met, and thank god for that too. Being around you has exposed me to so much more film that I would've never known and no one else I know would've watched either, and I love how blursed your taste can be. Cult films are some of the most fascinating and at least to me you're the VHS wizard. Bless you man.

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

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    Hayden's review

    Hay, you are such a great person and I love you even when I'm having fun messing with you (jokingly of course). Possibly the epitome of 'chaotic good', you are a great connector of people and various friend groups and without you I wouldn't have known so many amazing people. Not least of all you. It's always a blast shooting the shit with you and you add so much fun to every conversation you're in. You're one of the good weebs.

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  • Paprika

    Paprika

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    HBSpade's review

    HBSpade, you are truly one of the greatest long-form reviewers on this site. I can't even describe them because they're so enormous that any summary wouldn't do them nearly any justice. I'm so glad I came across your writing. Please write for Criterion.

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  • Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ŸŒท's review

    Heather, you're one of the most outgoing and friendly people I know and it's so great to be able to know you better after coming back onto this site. I love talking to you and getting hyped over the fun movies you share with me and your sheer affirmative energy is so infectious.

  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Helen_S's review

    Helen, love how energized your reviews are, feels like they always carry an infectious zeal to them that just bleeds over and out from the review to the audience. Always enjoy reading your thoughts and if there's a word I could use to describe them it would be 'spirited'. It's always so much fun to hear your thoughts!

  • Before I Fall

    Before I Fall

    hsaMovies's review

    hsaMovies, although I only recently got to know you, I've always been around your presence and it's been great seeing how you make any space you're in that much more friendly. I'm sad I didn't get to know you better before, but hopefully that can change soon :')

  • Bitter, Sweet, Seoul

    Bitter, Sweet, Seoul

    Hyun (์ตœํ˜„์„ฑ)'s review

    Hyun, how is it that you are able to write some of the most touching, most tender reviews I've ever read on this site? I love how much empathy you have for your family and the fact that you can tap into this is beyond incredible. I wish I had a fraction of your compassion when I was younger.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

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    iklelele's review

    iklelele, I love that you can provide some of the most beautiful and in-depth analysis of films that many would dismiss, and you give just as much of your critical thoughts to those as 'arthouse' films. That's a level of writing that I haven't been able to achieve and I commend you immensely for that.

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  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    Funeral Parade of Roses

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    Imogen's review

    Imogen, I'm so sad I didn't get to know you before my hiatus because you're one of the coolest people I know. I feel like our taste in movies and music are just so in-sync and that's such a beautiful thing to have. I have like a million things I'd love to rec to you and I'm so ecstatic when you have something to rec me, and I love this sort of kinship because lord knows how hard it can be to share some of the stuff we love. Extremely blessed to know you and so glad that you've had such great changes in your life.

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  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

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    Inky Winks's review

    Inky, I love your dedication to watching and being an "exploitation and trash-horror historian" per your words as it's a type of film that few delve into and fewer critically appraise. I'm so impressed by your ability to review these films in such a way as one would with the more 'conventional' criterion-fare, and make me see them in a light I normally never do. Genuinely this is so awesome and I'm so happy to see that these films can have such a great impact on you.

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  • The Master

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    Ishan's review

    Ishan, I love the depth with which you review and also what you said about how writing about films is so interesting and meaningful when there is a connection to it. I think that shows greatly in your own writing and you can pull off some of the most compelling long-form reviews I've seen. But even otherwise it's great to hear your thoughts. Really love your stuff and I hope you keep on writing my friend.

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  • Carol

    Carol

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    J's review

    J, I've only found you for a little while now, but your reviews are like watercolor to my ears (eyes?). It feels like each one undertakes the challenge of painting the gentle image with as little movement as possible, asking us to appreciate the beauty that's naturally there without any excess. You leave your reader with a sense of longing, and that's one of the most impressive things a writer can do.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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    Jacob Navarro's review

    Jacob, you are hilarious and your reviews are a treat to read. I love the sincerity you put into them and it brings a smile on my face every time. I hope you never stop watching movies.

  • Memoria

    Memoria

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    jacobmazur's review

    Jacob, you not only have some of the most incredible taste in a person I ever met, but you also are an incredibly kind person too in addition to being extremely selfless, without ego. This is an extremely rare combination of things and please know how special that is. I can tell you must be an amazingly-giving person to those close to you, and your loved ones are lucky to know you.

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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    JADE.'s review

    Jade, I know I said this already but your reviews are some of the highest-quality I've read on here. You may call them 'rigid' but to me I see someone who is excellent at pointing out a myriad of a film's qualities (including technical details that I struggle with immensely) and tying it together with your overall thoughts. When you write, it feels like I just witnessed a mini-lecture, and I love that so much.

  • Happy Hour

    Happy Hour

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    Jake's review

    Jake, I love how no-nonsense your reviews are and how much you're willing to be critical about films that are widely-popular with extremely valid critiques. That being said, you also love film as well and you express that wonderfully in your glowing reviews, and I always enjoy seeing where you'll fall in regards to a film.

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  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    Jason Huang (้ปƒๆ“Žๅ…ƒ)'s review

    Jason, love reading your thoughts because it's always so blunt and unfiltered (at least from what I can tell) in a way that feels rewarding to read. When you love something, you *really* love it, and when you don't you *really* get into why you disliked it. There's a strong energy that punctuates your writing and it's always a treat to read.

  • Da 5 Bloods

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    Jay โœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ's review

    Jay, you are possibly one of the most pro-cinema people I have ever met and I am so ridiculously grateful you stan some films that no one else would. Thanks to you I feel more confident about loving some films that are just pure fun, and your positivity is a blessing when others can be too cynical. If having fun is cringe, then I don't wanna be based.

  • Dear Ex

    Dear Ex

    jen๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ's review

    Jen, I love talking to you about film because you have this wonderful ability called 'happiness'. It can be about anything at all, and you'll have such a positive outlook on things that (thankfully) infects everyone around you. Not only that, but you can connect movies into your own experiences, and no matter how sad they should be you're able to make us feel a 'happy sad' instead. The world would be a better place if everyone took cues from you.

  • Mirror

    Mirror

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    Jerry McGlothlin's review

    Jerry, I said this before but I'm so impressed and envious of your incredible skill of being able to talk about and dissect the core phenomenon of films, and not only do you excel when it comes to dense, poetic cinema like Mirror, but for all kinds. You may be one of the most brilliant minds I've come across and I'm so thankful I get to peek inside it when I read your words.

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  • Personal Problems

    Personal Problems

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    Jon?'s review

    Jon, your reviews are always so thoughtful and I love how strongly your voice punctuates your words. They're eternally-readable but never is there any filler in them. Your love for film is so palpable that it makes me appreciate the ones I've seen even more.

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

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    K O's review

    Kinsey, the way you pour yourself into your words is unlike anyone else. I aspire to be able to impart as much into my own writing as you can with yours, and every time I read something from you I feel like I'm slowly piecing a picture of your soul. You're also one of the most excited people when it comes to film and that energy is so wonderful and spreads to everyone around you. You're a phenomenal person and great things will come to a great person like you.

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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    kailey's review

    Kailey, I'm so glad that your account popped off in popularity because you write some of the most beautiful stuff I've ever seen. Not just the words, but the structure and concept of your reviews are so creative yet still keep your distinct voice. There's no one else who could do what you do and I'm proud that you've left your mark on this site.

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  • City Hall

    City Hall

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    Kyle Faulkner's review

    Kyle, I cannot remember how I found your account, but once I did it became a staple for me. Your writing is on another level and is the sort of thing I love to see and look up to, very dense but dripping with personality and clearly with a great deal of thought put into it. Half the time it doubles as a history lesson as well, typically in a niche that would be a nightmare for most to try and research; somehow you manage and are able to distill it to the reader in a surprisingly accessible way, which I'm guessing is not an easy feat. You're one of the stand-out writers on LB just for that alone, and this isn't even bringing up the insane assortment of films you watch. Basically, I feel compelled to start reading theory whenever I come across your reviews, and I love that so much.

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  • Le Notti Bianche

    Le Notti Bianche

    Lara Pop's review

    Lara, you are unquestionably one of the greatest writers on this site and I would easily believe that you've been doing this forever with an official background in writing. The way you go between being able to talk about the technical aspects of a movie to appraise/critique a film, and then write one of the most immersive pieces of creative writing I've seen, your versatility is astounding. The fact that you're not one of the most popular users is a crime and more people need to see your work. Also love your film taste niche.

  • Poetry

    Poetry

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    Larry's review

    Larry, I have a great admiration for your taste in film and not only did you expose me to so much of the 'canon' classics but your words sold me on their artistic merit. You seem to be busy these days and I just hope that you're out there doing whatever calls to you. Thanks for being a great advocate of film.

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  • Eros + Massacre

    Eros + Massacre

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    leo's review

    Leo, I remember being so intimidated by you at first because you had such a different film taste than anything else I had seen at that point, and that you must've been this super-smart film-expert that I could never hold a conversation with due to being desperately outmatched. Then I learned you were one of the kindest, most selfless souls I've known and that you were more than eager to share and enlighten me with your thoughts on movies. I've learned so much from you and I feel like I entered a whole new side of cinema just talking to you and now I feel much more comfortable exploring niche film thanks to you. You're an incredible person.

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ๐ŸŒป lindsay ๐ŸŒป's review

    Lindsay, I remember my first foray into film club and being so intimidated and feeling totally out of my element as someone who had just begun their first baby steps into film, but then somehow I met you and I felt at home. You are one of the most warm, welcoming, friendly, hospitable, comforting, considerate, and lovely person I know. There's no way I would be here, or have the interest in film I have now, or know so many wonderful people I do now without you, and I love that we can talk at any time like no time has passed. I love watching movies with you and I'm so glad that we can share the movies we love with each other; you've helped me be more confident in loving fun films and I'm so thankful for that. You're the best <3

  • Laurence Anyways

    Laurence Anyways

    Lizzy's review

    Lizzy, I'm so blessed to have run into you and your reviews are like the perfect vertical-slice of a film: you cut right to the point w/o losing your reader. You write in ways I've never even seen and it astounds me how much of a versatile wordsmith you are. The ability you have to weave between so many different modes of writing in such short length is another point of awe and I feel like I learn something new (about the film, and about how to write) every time I read one of your reviews. Every time I watch a film I'm always eager to see what you think and read what you wrote.

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  • Alita: Battle Angel

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    Lord Infamous's review

    Lord, I have so much respect and admiration for how you're willing to go against the grain, both in favor of and against certain films, and do it not just with style, but with actual humor that's so rare to see. Please teach those most-popular LB users a lesson in comedy. But then on the flip side, you can write the most genuine, heartfelt, loving review on the films you hold dear, and you allow me to appreciate films that I would've previously been pressured into considering "lesser" for not being "artistic" enough. Fuck that, #AlitaArmy

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  • The Wolf House

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    louferrigno's review

    Lou, you are one of the greatest writers on this site and it's absolutely criminal that your reviews are not always the #1 review for said film. I have so much admiration for the lengths you will go to review, analyze, and investigate films, and I'm in awe at how you do this for nearly every single review. Godspeed friend, you bless us all with your insight.

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  • Gates of Heaven

    Gates of Heaven

    Louis Day's review

    Louis, you've quickly become one of my favorite voices of film since meeting you, and I attribute that to your staunch stance on what you like and dislike and what you think works as a piece of film. It's so much fun seeing where you'll end up on a particular film and I really enjoy picking your brain. You have some of the most insightful tangents into general film-watching philosophy I've read and it's such a treat to see this side of you.

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Luke Stagg's review

    Luke, you have some crazy-good openers for your reviews and I love it when you cold-open us into a memory of yours. Relating it to your life and your experiences is truly one of the greatest gifts a film can bestow, and being able to read that is, while ofc not a perfect substitute, a great way of you conferring that feeling onto your readers. Really big fan of your sheer sentimentality.

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

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    margot's review

    Margot, you're never the loudest voice in the room but you're always a welcome one, and I love being able to share the same spaces as you. It's so cool seeing what you love in films and having you share that with others. One day you will leave Ohio.

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  • Columbus

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    Meowy's review

    Micheal, your taste in film is so elusive but I love it so much. I want to one day watch everything you like because you tap into the ephemeral side of cinema that's so hard to describe. One day I'll truly understand your taste.

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    Michael Cox's review

    Michael, it's a real pleasure finding your profile and reading your thoughts on films. You have such a casual and accessible manner to your writing while also being able to talk at length about a film and its themes, something which is surprisingly rare and makes your reviews exceedingly readable. You really hit that rare sweet spot where I want to read every single one of your reviews, and it never feels like I have to put in great effort to do so.

  • Eureka

    Eureka

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    moonlight's review

    moonlight, your writing is one of the closest to poetry. Compared to others you don't typically say as much, but you don't have to. It feels like each word you say means so much and has so much impact on the reader. I want to watch every film you review because of your words! Thank you for writing and watching such great films!

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  • A Silent Voice

    A Silent Voice

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    Morgan's review

    Morgan, your film tastes are one of the most absurd I know but at this point I respect it far more than I am disgusted by it. Please keep on doing what you do, you might be the only person in the world who can give my favorites a half-star and I wouldn't even mind. One day you will watch every single movie that exists and you can start your tvtime reign.

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  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven

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    MPieper's review

    MPieper, I'm eternally grateful to the always-thoughtful Andrew Chrzanowski for highlighting you and your amazing reviews. The way you dive deep into the films you watch while making the writing so casual and fun to read (by weaving in your other daily experiences) is so engaging, and I love how accessible your writing is w/o sacrificing insight. Been a long-time admirer of your work and this was a long-time coming :')

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  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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    Name Not Given's review

    Name Not Given, I really enjoy reading your thoughts and I am always impressed at how you can talk about challenging and disorienting film with such visceral language. Reading your writing makes me feel like I'm living the film and it's so rewarding when I have actually seen it too. You're a very unique voice and I think that's amazing. Please keep watching all the batshit stuff you do and never stop writing about them.

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

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    NateDrake96's review

    Nate, you always had such a friendly aura in film club and I really loved your attitude. I have fond memories of the early days with a voice like yours and hope you're doing well wherever you are. Please spread your wonderful kindness wherever you go :')

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

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    Nick J's review

    Nick, I remember the early days when I came across your account and you had a review that somehow weaved in a whole epic about professional wrestling. I cannot for the life of me remember what the film or the review was about, but it stayed with me and it showed me that a review could be about some entirely seemingly-irrelevant thing and be better (and relevant) because of it, so long as the writer was skilled enough. Thanks for showing me that I could use this site for more than just a diary.

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  • Memories of Matsuko

    Memories of Matsuko

    njubz's review

    njubz, you have some of the most specific film tastes I've ever seen and I love and admire that so much. Not only that, you are such a wonderful and friendly person and you bring so much positivity everywhere you go. I feel better just being around you, and you must be the most lovely person in real life. I'm so happy about the positive things happening in your life lately and I hope you continue to find more happiness!

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    Noah DiVincenzo's review

    Noah, really appreciate your thoughts on films as you are great at delving into why a film did or didn't work for you, and it's great to see when a film surprises you and it becomes a new favorite. I find that even if you don't like a film as much as I do, that I can always understand your perspective, which is something that's really great to see on this site.

  • The Power of the Dog

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    Noah Gibson-Baker's review

    Noah, you're a great presence on this site as I've noticed you spreading a lot of joy in your comments on other people, and I think your reviews should also be highlighted as they're wonderful ones to read. Very much looking forward to your continued thoughts!

  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin

    Go, Go Second Time Virgin

    Owen Shapiro's review

    Owen, I love the range of films you watch from the dreadful obscure anime to the incredible obscure gems. It's exciting to read some of your more impassioned reviews and I look forward to reading more of these from you :')

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    ๐๐š๐จ๐ฅ๐จ ๐Œ๐š๐œ๐†๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง's review

    Paolo, it's incredible that you can review any and all movies you watch with such thought given to each one of them. And not only are you a skilled reviewer, but you also review each film in both Italian and English. I cannot imagine the amount of effort it takes to properly re-write your reviews and make them read wonderfully in two languages. Thank you for all your effort.

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  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    petricor's review

    Petricor, I really like the way you talk about the films you watch, always with a new insight into a bunch of underseen films and makes me remember that it's possible to get something out of every film I watch. I love that you expose me (and your followers) to so many movies that are under the radar, old hollywood films that are nowhere near the 'canon' which is a really awesome thing. I know I never comment because I have seen barely any of the movies you watch, but please know I enjoy reading your thoughts and get so much out of discovering all the film you watch.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

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    Rafael Jovine's review

    Rafael, I'm so impressed at the way you watch film with such voracity and that you can have long thoughts about each and every single one. You clearly have a lot of fun with the films you watch, but you also watch such a ridiculously wide variety and I respect that so much.

  • Andrei Rublev

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    reed's review

    Reed, you are one of the most interesting people I know and I love being able to talk about movies with you. It's been a blessing seeing your journey into film and I love how seeing how much it's changed. One thing that hasn't though, is your passion for cinema and how much you can connect your life experience to the films you watch. I love the overlap in film taste that we share and likewise you've helped inform me on my own film journey. I'm happy to call you a friend.

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