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  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    Outdated even for it’s own time. 

    Obnoxious, boring. Pretty colors though. Some visual gags got a chuckle. Rock Hudson was the only thing keeping me going.

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★★

    An immersive and naturalistic treat. I'm in a place right now where I haven't kept up with a lot of contemporary cinema, especially globally, so if I sound emphatic about seemingly obvious things, that's probably why. This film inspired me to be more connected to modern and global cinema culture.

    This humanist depiction of modern Japan was refreshing and simple, elevating its modest parts to a profound sum. Immediately the viewer is submerged into the daily ongoings of this family,…

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    Garbage. Terrible camera work. There wasn’t one solid frame in that movie, just floating handheld. Hardly any wide shots, just half assed inserts and coverage. They left nothing to anticipate. Editing and pacing was so amateur. I’ve seen student films with more tension building than this. And some of the plot turns were just so laughable, I thought the movie was going to turn into a spoof at any moment. There were some great actors in there, including Jamie Lee…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★

    I was really intrigued by the first act. Performances felt fresh and the surreal stylishness of it was goofy and fun. But by the second act you can tell the movie had nowhere to go and the third act plotwist was wholly dissatisfying. The character development was minimal with a pretty shallow realization of what he has done wrong. Feels like he regressed in the end if anything. Photography was lazy in the more action-heavy scenes, but through the course…