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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • The Black Phone

    ★★★★½

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★★

  • Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

  • Bullet Train

    ★★★★★

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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★★

    I wouldn't die for anyone or anything, but I'd probably take a very non-lethal bullet to the shoulder for Marcel the Shell.


    This is a reminder that even now, in an age of endless connected content franchises and reboots, we still have untapped potential for surprising poignancy without stuffy pretense in cinema, and also that this can be achieved while still being way funnier than one might expect. The voice acting, technical/visual approach and very tricky tonal balancing act in this film are remarkable, elevating an otherwise simple (but unique) story into a magically charming experience.


    2021 Ranked

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    A complete redefining of all that cinema can and should be. A new level of creativity in both humor and presentation. A third act that somehow makes you cry tears of sadness and hysterical laughter at the same exact moment. 


    I. Never. Wanted. This. To. End.


    Most of the time when I watch a film, I am thinking about what I will use for my final grade. With this instant classic, my only real struggle was deciding where I would…

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  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★★½

    "I hear dead people." - Haley Joel Osment, while watching this movie (probably).


    Stray thoughts:


    - Ethan Hawke is such a HOFer. I love that he can pull off basically any type of role. His performance here makes me realize he would have been an incredible Joker.


    - The hype behind Madeleine McGraw's performance is very legit. She's just as impressive here as her sister Violet was in The Haunting of Hill House. This is one of the best young…

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    Maybe I've played one too many GTA games, but I can't be the only one to watch a heist film and think, "Hey, you know what? Good for those criminals... They worked hard to set this up!" Full disclosure: I don't like NASCAR, and I hate the kind of music that permeates this soundtrack, but I do really love a heist film, and Steven Soderbergh is the guy you want directing a heist film. Thankfully, the hillbilly characters are written…

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    On one hand, it's pretty shocking to see that such a confidently presented and steady film is actually the feature debut for director Darius Marder. On the other hand, it's almost expected that this could be the case when a film feels so unique and fresh. This is a viewing experience so intimate that you might feel almost voyeuristic while watching. This is down to a few things mostly: the cinematography style, a decidedly naturalistic tone that almost feels like…

  • Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Just imagine how bad plans 1-8 must have been.