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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Director Denis Villeneuve was the one aspect that most solidified my faith in this revelatory sequel to the beloved 1982 Ridley Scott-helmed classic, Blade Runner, and I couldn't be happier that it lived up to - actually, even exceeded - my already extremely high expectations. Villeneuve is, in my opinion, one of the best and most exciting working directors around these days and he puts his all into this dazzling effort. Even though I saw it over 24 hours ago…

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    ★★★★★

    I've been a Nirvana fan for as long as I can remember. They've been my favorite band ever since I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and immediately asked my one uncle to lend me each of their albums, and I would sit around in my bedroom blaring them one after another. From Bleach to MTV Unplugged in New York and every other live album along with the With the Lights Out box-set in between, I would consistently listen to each…

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  • Brick

    Brick

    ★★★★★

    Although I used to watch this quite often in my "edgier", younger years, it has been a loooong time since I actually sat down and watched Rian Johnson's masterful debut all the way through. I remember being very fond of it all that time ago but this viewing reaffirmed my love for it. Before the last of any jedi or the divisive fuckery that followed, Johnson came onto the scene with this bleak but stylish neo-noir detective story that still…

  • Too Many Cooks

    Too Many Cooks

    ★★★★★

    Well on my way to the 72 hour mark since watching this and I still hear the theme song playing on repeat in my head. I'm not even sure I want it to stop at this point. Truly unexpected but amazing satirical short that my buddy introduced to me while we were still riding the high from Parasite winning Best Picture on that momentous Sunday night. Where has this been all my life? As if the love child of Spike…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    I'll keep this short (I love how I say it as if all of my reviews are incredibly in-depth and lengthy) since I feel like I'll be passing out from exhaustion at any moment, but finally got around to watching this. I've been looking forward to seeing the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis ever since I first heard about it, which is usually how it is for me whenever they have a new film coming out. But this is definitely…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I wanted to experience this for the first time in the most spectacular way possible, and the closest place near me to do that was The Franklin Institute in Philly, on it's giant domed IMAX screen. Unfortunately, my friend and I didn't think to get there early to acquire the best seats (which are at the very top, or at least towards it) and we were stuck near the bottom, where you have to crane your neck to see the…