Brandon

I'm just supposed to pick 4 favorites but I CANT

Favorite films

  • Spring Breakers
  • Enter the Void
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

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  • Shame

    ★★★★★

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★★

  • Pig

    ★★★★★

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★½

    This is the first Marvel movie I've seen since 2017 with Thor Ragnarok, and it's pretty weird revisiting this genre/aesthetic of film after a particularly long-feeling 4 years.

    These movies do not understand characterization. They know what technically makes a good character arc (son must learn to break free from the burdens, expectations, and traumas of a parent) but they don't know how to effectively integrate this arc into a story. Shaun *never struggles with his past*. He is a…

  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    ★★★½

    This was a really great funny satire of both American suburbia and the American imperial mindset (yes im serious, the military guy's name is literally Rumsfeld) but then the second ending happened and mehh. I can pretty much pretend it doesn't exist though I guess.

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  • Sheikh Jackson

    Sheikh Jackson

    ★★★★

    Wow!!!

    Great character study about unresolved trauma, identity, and maturing beyond simple concepts of black-and-white good and evil. Secularism vs religion takes a big backseat and is mostly besides the point.

    Funny how a plot point is that the main character couldn't cry anymore because boy I sure did!!

    Give this writer/director a Hollywood budget and they'd make a masterpiece.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    **Spoilers** and such:

    First things first: "Do I look like a double fucking rainbow?" is one of the single funniest pieces of dialogues I have ever experienced in a movie theater. It almost took me out of the scene because I couldn't stop laughing. Good. Glad we cleared that up.

    This is the second film I've seen this year with themes revolving around passion and inspiration, the first being Frank. The two films are two sides of the same coin:…