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  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters

    ★★★½

    7/10
    Very compelling and intense. Mark Ruffalo is great as always and Todd Haynes' direction consistently has a knack for adding a sense of visual personality to otherwise screenplay-centric premises. A lot of the movie is pretty by-the-numbers but all of the emotions hit quite effectively and it's original and unique enough not to feel forgettable, plus it feels genuinely important.

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    Ranking: 2020, First Time Watches
    Ranking: 2019

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    "My God! What have I done?"

    My second watch (though I've listened to the album dozens of times).
    This movie genuinely astounds me. It's the greatest band of all time performing the greatest album of all time, featuring the greatest song of all time ("Once in a Lifetime" for those wondering). It remains one of the most joyous, energetic, celebratory, and authentic movies ever made, making for an experience that is not only thoroughly fun but also strangely powerful.…

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    9/10
    My third watch.
    Genuinely painful. Desperation, nihilism, and self-destruction condensed into one existential nightmare. One of the most quintessential films of the past decade, and one that feels more and more like a favorite of mine every time I see it.

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    Oh my God. My expectations were unbelievably high for this film, so I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. Despite my worries, though, it surpassed the expectations I had. This is by far one of the coolest, most clever, and most original films ever made. Every moment explores something new, either with the characters or the dialogue or with the medium of film itself. There is so much to love, and I…