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  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★½

    The two Weerasethakul movies I've seen have both befuddled me completely, which is to say, left me speechless. Cemetery of Splendour is a film that stuck with me, and I imagine this will be too. Each of them feels like a 1000 piece puzzle that shipped with only half its pieces, compelling the viewer to imagine what must be in between the missing spaces, in the past and future. In some ways, this puzzle is a mirror, and in it we see parts of ourselves, and in other ways it's a window, showing only the table.

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    ★★★

    I used to really love this movie. If you'd asked me in 5th grade (maybe a little early for this), I would've said it was one of my favorites. But watching it now, with a little more knowledge of gender violence in the workplace, post-MeToo movement, the majority of Anchroman is just spent humanizing shitty men. It recognizes their acts are shitty, and yet, the movie (and its fans) love the main four guys, because that one scene with Afternoon Delight is really good.

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★½

    God, what an impeccable first hour. Such a good depiction of anxiety. One of PTA's biggest strengths is how he uses his soundtracks and this is no exception; the music and its usage is phenomenal here. Completely changes the feeling of scenes. This movie is super funny too, when it wants to be. Adam Sandler is so good. I want to analyze this script.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★

    I loved the editing, the cinematography, many of the performances. But the writing was trite, the soundtrack was unending and did exactly what a soundtrack shouldn’t — tell us how to feel all the time. I don’t get why this is revered!