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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    In an attempt to not repeat what others have already said about this film, I’m just going to address a minor moment that I haven’t really seen or heard other people talk about. 

    There is a key moment in Boogie Nights where Jack Horner, a porno filmmaker, is informed that he must switch from shooting his movies on film to shooting them on video. Horner responds to the news with anger and the spectator (as well Horner himself) gets the…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    *extended version*

    "you boys are 'bout all i've done in life otherwise i've drawn zilch... you're all I have. you're all I want to have. my sweet boy."

    First, a few new thoughts about the film as a whole (regardless of the cut):

    Last Sunday, while sitting outside a coffee shop doing homework, I was struck by a little boy. The boy was walking with his mom and sister to the BounceU (a trampoline amusement center) directly next door to…

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  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    someone program a double bill with this and collateral please!!!
    : - )

  • Days of Thunder

    Days of Thunder

    "i'm more afraid of being nothing than i am of being hurt."

    it's better to burn
    than to fade away...

    i don't think there are any other filmmakers that have explored masculinity's role in male relationship quite like (i guess michael mann but even then, the way he treats masculinity is still different than the way scott does). as is also the case for mann, an understandable criticism one could make of scott would be about the depth or function…

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    "you don’t know how fast time goes by until you get there."

    there’s a LOT here and i look forward to revisiting it as soon as it drops on netflix. but until then i have one comment.

    de-aged deniro works and here is why: it is a reminder that we are not looking at a depiction of events that have passed but rather a recollection. this is a man’s memory of how he was years ago. it’s impossible to remember…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    you, a moron: yeah, it’s good... but 3.5 hours seems a bit long...

    me, an intellectual: do me a favor... kill your best friend. we’ll see how long it takes you to get over it.