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  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow

    ★★★

    Me seeing this in theaters in 2004: that was a fun disaster movie. Good thing I’ll never live through anything like this. 

    Me watching this movie during quarantine in 2020: guess I should take notes so I know how to survive the next 30-50 years.

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    Driving Miss Daisy

    ★½

    I’m so mad this is what won Best Picture the year I was born. And in a year with Do the Right Thing, no less. 

    Just garbage all around. Boring, annoying, bad performances (what is that voice that Morgan Freeman is using???), racist, antisemitic. Super gross but flying under the guise of “racial harmony” with politics that were already dated in 1989.

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  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    ★★★★★

    Absolute masterpiece. I like slice-of-life Spike Lee just fine but I absolutely love pissed off Spike Lee. The runtime was daunting for sure but man this thing really skims along. Spike really handles this film in such a deft and impressive way, not only filming it in visually interesting and fun ways but also managing to show the evolution of a complex figure like Malcolm X and draw parallels to the political moment of 1992 (and, unfortunately, to 2020 as…

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly, I’ve never seen this until today. Really didn’t know if it would hold up and it definitely does. The Blair Witch Project gave birth to 1,000 found footage knock-offs but none of them come close to replicating it’s success, both popularly or technically. I remember this being a genuine cultural moment when it came out, which is impressive considering it’s shoestring budget. And while it forgoes most of what we expect from horror (we never actually see the monster,…