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  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    My third watch.
    Unbelievably brilliant and unimpeachably cinematic. I haven't seen this in a few years and I'm so damn happy I revisited it. Quite simply one of the most engaging, interesting, and transcendent visions of its day. Wilder's script is nothing if not utterly perfect, the casting of Gloria Swanson is perhaps the most interesting and most effective casting choice ever, and its ruminations on wealth, fame, age, power, dreams, and the social implications of them each makes it a masterpiece. I genuinely adore this movie so damn much. Truly impeccable on every level.

  • A Place in the Sun

    A Place in the Sun

    ★★★★

    8/10
    Not at all what I expected. I really thought it'd be a romantic melodrama but it turned into something much more serious and much more interesting. Montgomery Clift gives are really fantastic performance as a surprisingly complex character. A lot of the filmmaking here felt remarkably modern which was really cool. The movie on the whole is consistently compelling and interesting, especially when it critiques the patriarchy and the legal system. Damn. I know I said it already, but…

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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    My fourth watch.
    Goddamn, South Korean movies really fuck my shit up. One of them is gonna give me a heart attack one of these days. Plus the friends liked this one so I'm happy about that.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    My sixth watch.
    Bought and watched in celebration (obviously) of one of the best nights of my life. My dad made us some Korean barbecue for dinner because our whole household was rooting for this movie, and look what happened. I'm here to say it all - "Another Bong hit," "It crossed a line," "It's so metaphorical." I'm here to say that Parasite is something truly special. My favorite of the year, my favorite of the decade, and one…