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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Practically every shot in this movie is iconic to me at this point. The way that this film so effectively uses its score, editing, cinematography, and production design to elevate its ever-engaging story to the level of an immaculately-composed masterwork is so impressive; Parasite is bound to be remembered and studied for many years to come. 

    Now this is cinema.

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    ★★★★

    Fade to black and white version.

    “I don’t want to look kind-hearted.”

    This? Cinema.

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★

    I understand why this won best picture. Simple and easily accessible, yet not devoid of artistry and meaning. The fantastical feeling amplified by the colors and music really makes the movie.

    It’s sad that some people immediately reject it for being weird or for “promoting beastiality” or whatever; the metaphorical and ever-prominent  meaning could not be more obvious.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    This is movie is like if Deadpool was actually remotely enjoyable in any way. It’s nothing too special or great, but it’s pretty entertaining; I never lost interest nor felt bored (like I usually do with superhero movies). It was alright visually and the action was pretty well done; the movie effectively avoids DC’s usual ugly visuals and also manages to display some pretty good action scenes that aren’t messy and tiresome like they are in most superhero movies. 

    Some of…