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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    I love how this movie is not a quest, but a mourning.
    A jet shot into the void. Human feet and human souls imprinted in awe into the dusty blackness that sorrounds us.
    Neil dropping the bracelet into the shadows at his feet is mankind imprinting meaning unto creation.
    And that is the first imprint on the cold satellite.
    Not an act for jewels and bragging and jealousy.
    Not an act of mere courage, fame or political gain.
    Not a…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    Paul Schrader’s new film aims at a number of visceral points of the human mind and soul and delivers on all of them.
    It is, like most of his work, a questioning on the morality and value of individual sacrifice, sacrifice that is here linked to the Catholic faith. That’s also a vein that runs red and continuous through most of his work – the role of the truly Christian individual in times of doom and hypocrisy.
    Ask not for…

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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Might sound blasphemous, but this is not just a spectacular work of art, it is also a work of God.

    I'm going to be real lazy as a critic here, mainly because I didn't find anything that was done wrong in Terrence Malick's masterpiece.
    The film is sweepingly brilliant, touching, metaphisical, strong, both complex and childishly simple at the same time. There is Pantheism. There is Faith. There is the Budha like mother figure, the birds in the trees and…

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★★★

    Richard Linklater here crowns himself as the King of real life.
    I mean, perfect, all around. Visually, a blast – a perfect palette of college color. The music is awesome, you feel you need more of each character – they’re all so brilliantly formed out of life!
    I heard in one of Linklater’s interviews that he had way less “demons” in college than in high school, so I was expecting some good quality everydayness with a cool soundtrack. But there…