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  • Trick 'r Treat

    Trick 'r Treat

    ★★½

    I'd still label something like Ginger Snaps or Over the Garden Wall as being much more quintessential Halloween fest personally but regardless, this is a harmless, somewhat charming, and often times fun film with some great death scenes and awesome costume design. The ending went on for quite a bit too long but the breeziness of the start makes up for some of that. It also felt much too disjointed and repetitive through the film's design which definitely could've used…

  • I Was Born, But...

    I Was Born, But...

    ★★★★

    My first Ozu and I just want to say that if this man truly has this level of nuance and elegance in portraying the complexities of life and intertwining them with so much simultaneous joyousness and sorrow at this very early point in his career, I can't even imagine what's in store for me down the road from him.

    I've seen a few films as of late after a lengthy hiatus and I rated all of them fairly low or…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★

    A tender story wrought with melancholy. From a technical perspective, Moonlight is a very well made film. It was gorgeous from beginning to end and Jenkins seems to have almost as good of an ear for music as he does an eye for visuals. But there are simply too many issues that I had with some of the film’s elements especially in its characters which you'd think that would need to be one of the film's strongest elements considering that…

  • Song of Avignon

    Song of Avignon

    ★★★★★

    Maybe I just have a fondness for things that utterly destroy me deep inside. I find myself continously searching for works of art in the hopes that it will reach into my soul and strangle it. When I finally find that piece, despite how little I find myself able to cope with the emotions it makes me feel, I am satisfied. And such, I am extremely satisfied with what I have found here with Songs of Avignon.

    The poetic vision…