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  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown



    Can't say I totally got this one, in terms of the style Tarantino was going for and what was actually going on, but I definitely liked it. I have seen a lot of hipsters call this Tarantino's best, and I think you'd have to not actually like his other movies to believe that. There's a whole lot in this movie that most other people would cut. I'm talking small transition scenes, developing characters who are gonna die suddenly etc.

  • Interstellar




    I don't know whether it's due to the way my life's changed in the years since I saw this film originally, but Interstellar got me on a whole new level this time. Goddamn McConaughey and Chastain are powerful here, and I'm certainly willing to forgive some of the plot contrivances (Like how did the group not consider how long the astronaut on the water planet had actually been there first), when the visuals and the performances are this brilliant.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



    I felt strangely happy to be alive walking out of this and that feeling's still kind of lingered a few days later, despite the film's explicit fantasy nature. I think it's to do with the film's slice of life nature in place of an actual plot for most of the runtime.

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs



    So far my least favourite Tarantino flick but it's still very good. Tim Roth does a pretty good Gollum impression when he's injured.

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade



    Adventure perfection.

  • The Last Czars

    The Last Czars


    Of course this thing that is clearly not a movie is on Letterboxd for... reasons. Though I actually wanted to post something about this series so I guess I'm part of the problem. This show was a frustrating watch because the content appeals to me heavily, I studied the Revolutions in high school with more passion than I've ever studied before or since, and I already own some books by the authors/historians featured. Thing is The Last Czars is so…

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4



    Finally got around to this one only a couple of months behind the curve. Couldn't even go at my closest cinema lol. While it didn't match the high quality amazingness of the first three Toy Story 4 is still plenty satisfying. Apart from the plot feeling constanticly cyclical, which could almost be a meta statement on the cycle these movies go through as each one deals with themes of mortality, I feel like my big criticisms are all to…

  • Superbad




    I saw a lot of people mention this movie in relation to Booksmart, so figured I'd check it out. I definitely prefer that film but still had a good time with Superbad. Guaranteed laughs whenever Hader and Rogen were around.

  • Booksmart




    Thank you, Letterboxd and Reddit. On its own this film wouldn't have appealed to me but it was so hyped up online that I ended up going alone to the cinema at one of the last screenings. I don't know if I've ever gone to see a straight-up comedy in theatres but it was so worth it. The first few minutes were a bit slow but I absolutely got hooked on the rest and I admire so many of the directing and editing choices made throughout.

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin



    Saw the first hour back in high school and now I've finally tracked it down. I certainly expected way more complexity based on the conspiratorial tone set up at the start, but it's a pretty straightforward and unremarkable story. But it looks nice.

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West


    From a 99 to 100/100

    Watched it alone, a major improvement from the viewing with my family, since none of them "got" it at all. Touches on every aspect of the American frontier while being badass and beautiful.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse



    Feels so brilliantly modern, this could represent the decade in the same way Space Jam captures the 90s.