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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Here’s that essay I promised a couple of weeks ago. Sorry that it took me so long. I hope you all enjoy it.

    Call Me By Your Name - A Romantic Reality

    There are spoilers throughout this essay for Call Me By Your Name, so, if you haven’t seen the film, proceed with extreme caution.

    Reality is most likely not the first word that comes to mind when I, or anyone else, think back to Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 film, Call…

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    Obsessions - A Michael Mann Retrospective

    Spoilers are ahead.

    As people, we all become obsessed with certain things. Whether it be hobbies, passions, pastimes, we can all lose ourselves to what we find the most interesting. Michael Mann’s cinema seems to be the epitome of obsessions portrayed in cinema. Many of his films seem to have some of the same beats, and even if it isn’t broken you don’t need to fix it, I can’t help but notice these repeated…

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  • Disintegration Loop 1.1

    Disintegration Loop 1.1

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely gutting, maybe even the saddest film ever made.

  • My Little Loves

    My Little Loves

    ★★★★

    Lacks the sting of Mother and the Whore, giving in more to just having fun being formally precise and intriguing, but still, this film is really quite strong. The performances across the board are terrific, especially taking into consideration the ages of a lot of the actors. Still, really interesting stuff and well worth seeing. Just not quite as emotionally interesting as I was expecting/hoping, more focused on provocation. I do admire the cinematography and editing techniques on show too,…

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    I saw somebody else bring up the brilliant Buñuel quote that states “Sometimes, watching a movie is a bit like being raped.”. 

    A Star Is Born is the epitome of this statement, and here’s why:

    1) The Characters
    Ally is about as hateable as characters come. A flat, half empty character whose only traits are 1) she sings and 2) she loves Bradley Cooper’s character. That’s about it. She’s not interesting, she’s only likeable because she’s self conscious and that…

  • Youth Without Youth

    Youth Without Youth

    ★★★★★

    Just watching Coppola juggle this many wildly different ideas, and genres, even, is one of the craziest experiences I’ve ever had. This is absolutely top tier.