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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    First of all, that pie scene. I actually really liked that scene as well as the opening. They both conveyed this sense of emptiness that rarely you see in a film. There was a subtle suspense on how she was going to break down in that pie scene, and it’s such a humanizing and powerful moment imo. 

    Anyways, A Ghost Story was a mesmerizing meditation on grief, letting go, and the enormity of time and the universe. I was enthralled…

  • Minding the Gap

    Minding the Gap

    ★★★★★

    Expected a skateboarding movie; did not expect an emotional rollercoaster.

    It starts as a hopeful, fun, coming-of-age skateboard documentary but as the characters grow up and change, so does the documentary as well.

    The doc revolves around the three friends and how they have dealt with some kind of emotional and physical abuse in their lives, which has managed to shape them into who they are. That becomes the main focus of the documentary later on and deals with huge…

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  • Room

    Room

    ★★★★½

    The first act of this film was still hard to get through as the first watch. It’s physically painful in how claustrophobic they are. It’s heartbreaking but also at the same time, endearing. Their struggles felt so realistic and it was so unsettling to watch. The tension of the film towards the climactic escape, and then the rescue of the mom, then the slow, painful way it drags you through the aftermath, all of it was brilliant. Brie Larson and…

  • Locke

    Locke

    ★★★★

    I watched this film without any background knowledge, thought it would be an action flick just basing off the poster. I was surprised that the full movie happened only in a car. I loved films like this where it’s dialogue driven and happens only in one place. My eyes were locked to the screen the whole time. 
    There is a lot of tension in the way Tom Hardy is just constantly putting out fires over the phone. Although it kinda loses tension specially in the end, but thanks to a well-written script and a great performance by Hardy, it works.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    the greatest thing ever put into film. It still amazes me that this was released and made even before man stepped on the moon. It’s by all means an astounding and profound cinematic experience.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    This is a great film—disconcerting, but worth watching. It’s a well thought out psychological thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal is starting to become one of my favorite actors so far. He was phenomenal in this movie. It’s almost unsettling to watch him as Lou Bloom without drifting into absurdity or making him "too crazy", he was just obviously unhinged and “eccentric”. Its thoroughly unnerving yet entirely fascinating to view characters put success and self-interest above all others. The movie also does well…