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  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★★½

    Mid90s feels so natural that it's as fucking painful as one of Stevie's slams.

    The film paints a picture of the mid-90's in a way that's not romanticized but instead seems realized. Hell yeah the music was dope & the clothes were sick & the movie celebrates that. But people were still people & we had even less societal knowledge of "Adverse Childhood Experiences" than we do now.

    This really dug into what it meant to be thirteen-years-old & wanting so badly to be…

  • Sadistic Intentions

    Sadistic Intentions

    I saw this at its World Premiere at Knoxville Horror Fest.

    The director, Eric Pennycoff, is a friend & a creator I have a lot of respect for.

    The films biggest strength is that it is very well written. The characters have substance, chemistry & motivations. The plot is straightforward, focused & smart. Even though this is his first feature, it shows that he has been working in the industry for quite a while.

    He shared during the Q&A that he largely put…

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  • Donnie Brasco

    Donnie Brasco

    ★★★★★

    This movie was recommended to me by the rapper "Nas."

    The mafia was made for movies. I think I've loved every mafia movie I've ever seen. However, this wasn't your typical mafia movie. It didn't have the glamour of "Goodfellas" & it didn't feel as formal as "The Godfather." But it forged its own path & that's what made it extra special for me.

    "Donnie Brasco" tells the real life story of an FBI agent under the assumed name of Donnie Brasco…

  • Lost River

    Lost River

    ★★★★½

    "Lost River" is a film in which its journey is far more important than its destination.

    Yes, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut is a mixed bag worth of stuff. Inside that bag comes several David Lynch & Nicolas Winding Refn DVD's. Maybe even Malick's, "Tree of Life" or "To the Wonder" DVD's as well. However, in my opinion, Gosling combines his strong influences into his own surreal, maiden voyage.

    The first thing that struck me about this film was the colors. It's…