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  • The King's Daughter

  • Pompo the Cinephile

    ★★★½

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★½

  • Cure

    ★★★★

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  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★½

    Joseph Kosinski, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick seem like the perfect trio to helm a high-concept sci-fi film based on George Saunder's "Escape from Spiderhead", a very short yet incredibly fascinating story that balances disturbing, relevant themes of free will with playful satire regarding dystopian corporations. While I have always thought Saunder's writing could work as a small-scale film akin to an A24 production, the material (as expected) does not translate to a big-budget thriller, interjecting uninspired bursts of action…

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★

    Buzz Lightyear is arguably one of, if not the most iconic character to come out of Pixar's filmography. When I heard that a film was being developed solely around the character, I was skeptical, given that the production company is at its best when creating stories that have no attachment to another I.P.

    While films like Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 did manage to justify their existence, Lightyear seemed like a step in the wrong direction after the success…

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  • The King's Daughter

    The King's Daughter

    Seeing big-budget disasters with troubled production histories usually stand out as some of my most memorable theater experiences, and although I can't give any justification to why I watched The King's Daughter in a completely empty auditorium, the idea of slowly losing my mind to Pierce Bronsan's ludicrously long hair and a grotesquely rendered CGI mermaid seemed fun at the time. The behind-the-scenes of The King's Daughter is ironically more fascinating than the film itself, shot all the way back…

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★

    Terry Gillam's Brazil is one of the closest films to accurately depict a lucid dream and one of the best sci-fi films to come out of the 1980's. Equal parts horrific and hilarious, this is a film defined by pure, unfiltered imagination, presenting one of the most unique dystopian worlds through Norman Garwood's legendary production design, as well as a deeply relatable and charismatic protagonist in Jonathan Pryce's Lowry.

    Gillam infuses the story with quirky disturbing scenes of bureaucratic corruption…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Everything Everywhere All at Once is an indescribable film you need to see to truly believe. The Daniels have crafted one of the most wickedly creative and immaculately edited films in years, bolstered by unpredictable and frequently hilarious ideas, energetic direction, with superb performances from the entire cast. This is the type of original filmmaking that will (hopefully) be embraced and rewatched for years to come.

    The most impressive quality can be attributed to how smoothly the Daniels maneuver around…

  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    ★★★★½

    Steven Spielberg released Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, and War of the Worlds all in the span of four years. I believe Minority Report to be the best of the unofficial 2000's Spielberg sci-fi trilogy, creating the most compelling story and character dynamic between Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell. The bleached look gives the film an incredibly unique color palette, the universe feeling much dirtier than usual futuristic depictions.

    This is a dark story from Phillip K. Dick (who also wrote…