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  • Her
  • Mulholland Drive
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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  • The Square

    ★★★

  • Bound

    ★★★

  • Secret Sunshine

    ★★★★

  • The Raid 2

    ★★★½

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  • The Square

    The Square

    ★★★

    "Okay, you were inside of me, that's what happened."

    Really weird movie - it certainly had its' moments and a few very memorable scenes, but at the same time it was kind of hard to feel a connection to. A very well made film in terms of directing, acting, and writing, yet so much of the movie felt unfocused and sort of all over the place. The kind of film that tries to say so much at once, yet at the end of the day feels like it has so little to offer. A good experience overall, but not really my cup of tea - 6/10.

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★

    "What did she do to you?" - "Everything you couldn't..."

    It was...pretty good. A strong debut from the Wachowskis that certainly created a foundation for their visual style, as the directing/cinematography was easily the highlight of this film. There were quite a lot of good performances in this, but Joe Pantoliano was easily the standout in my opinion. I also felt that maybe some of the characters were a bit miscast and wondered how much stronger this could have been…

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    It was...pretty good, although rather disappointing in my opinion. There certainly is a lot to appreciate: the cinematography and lighting, the production/costume design, makeup effects, the score, the overall sense of ambition in the filmmaking. Unfortunately I found myself completely uninvested in the story and really did not care for or connect with any of the characters. Honestly could not understand a good 70-80% of the dialogue, there were quite a few scenes where I had absolutely no idea what…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    "They promised peace and they gave us purge..."

    In the same vein as "Doctor Sleep," "Ready Player One," and "Space Jam: A New Legacy" - "The Matrix Resurrections" now joins the incredibly obnoxious trend of sucking the blood dry and "cashing in" off the popularity of a previously successful IP. The constant barrage of references, callbacks, motifs, and flashbacks were unbelievably intrusive and unbearable to a new level I have never seen before. The first hour or so was basically…