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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    When I first heard that John Krasinski was going to direct and co-write a screenplay, I was ecstatic. I always loved Krasinski because I grew up watching The Office and I believe that he deserves nothing but success. And I was even happier that his wife, Emily Blunt, was going to be his co-star here. A Quiet Place turned out to be a highly suspenseful film with a mysterious beginning. We are introduced to a desolate area where our characters…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here, to me, is a movie that tried so desperately to be profound and failed miserably. Gonna be honest and say that I do not understand the appeal of this widely-acclaimed film, I have no idea why it’s rated so highly and loved by many. And it bummed me out because the trailers made me feel so excited, and I later realized that the previews were all mostly misleading. It is portrayed as somewhat of an…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    I don't know how or why, but I remember the exact date that I first watched the immaculate masterpiece that is There Will Be Blood. It was exactly one year ago on this day, September 8th. And I decided to rewatch this movie on my one-year anniversary of my primary viewing, I guess for sentimental effect and just because it seemed like the perfect time to revisit one of my favorite films ever. There Will Be Blood stunned me one…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    "Kiss me, my girl... Before I am sick."

    Phantom Thread had been at the top of my radar, an absolute must-watch priority that I was patiently waiting to see ever since I found out that Paul Thomas Anderson was going to release a new film. I couldn't find anyone to watch it with me though and I was beginning to lose hope that I would catch it before the Oscars. But fortunately, I urged a close friend of mine to…