• On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

    ★★★★

    8/10
    My third watch
    Another one in the perfect music camp for sure. Marlon and Eva Marie are the MVPs; obviously everyone knows they're great, but they make this film feel much more tender than people tend to talk about. There's a scene they share in a bar that's just as great as any of the more iconic moments. Just great stuff all around.

  • The Meetings of Anna

    The Meetings of Anna

    ★★★½

    7/10
    Criterion Challenge #16 - Directed by Chantal Akerman

    Akerman's visual choices are always impressive, and the pace, tone, and Clément's screen presence make for something quietly and engrossingly melancholic.

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    Ranking: The Criterion Channel

  • Darkman

    Darkman

    ★★½

    5/10
    Mostly unexciting for me but I respect how inventive the premise and visuals are. Raimi never fails to bring his A-game and I can't help but admit that regardless of how interested in each, individual film I am.

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  • Falling Down

    Falling Down

    ★★★

    6/10
    Pretty good! Maybe more of a 7 but I'm tired and sick and depressed and was kinda distracted at parts.

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  • Rubbers

    Rubbers

    ★★★★★

    So good!

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★½

    5/10
    My second watch
    Still mid. Kinda expected to hate this on a rewatch, and there are certainly elements I really, really dislike (the writing and a lot of the visual choices come to mind), but I think it's reasonably engaging and tense enough to not totally fall flat. Still, yeah, like, not a good movie at all. Everything here just feels incredibly cheap.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★

    6/10
    My second watch
    Incredibly creepy concept, great metaphor (love that the allegory explores specific notions within broader ideas rather than simply presenting an allegory for the broad idea), and there are a number of scenes I find quite creepy or fun. Pacing and structure falter for me, sequences feel stretched out while broader strokes can be a bit underdone. Still, it makes for a mostly decent experience. And Minnie Riperton :)

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★

    8/10
    My fourth watch
    Classico. Perfect music!

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams

    ★★★½

    7/10
    Crazy. Really enjoyed this.

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★

    6/10
    Not too bad, I had fun! Interesting concepts and cool scenes abound, and no one makes love feel huge and cosmic like the Wachowskis do!

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  • Cairo Station

    Cairo Station

    ★★★

    6/10
    Short and interesting, which is good enough for me.
    Was thinking about this with The Terminal as well, but I love when public spaces are used really heavily in films, especially in that or this one where a sense of community is established.

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    My second watch
    Still roughly between a 6 and a 7.
    Great visuals obviously (love the way Eggers shoots night scenes here, I haven't seen enough talk about that) and lots of cool things (violence, screaming, pagans, etc.). I fuck with the pacing and plot progression at points and don't fuck with it at others. There are zero good characters. Still makes for a cool time.