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  • The Tenant

    The Tenant

    ★★★★

    And the Adjani-fest continues. This movie is, well, it's probably one of thre greatest depictions of paranoia in cinema, honestly. Every detail, from the art direction to the camerawork, is an extension of this paranoia. Truly an incredible creation. It's pretty upsetting too; it really pushes the limits of enjoyability.

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    Just had to dive back into this after watching Nosferatu again and really loving Isabelle Adjani's performance this time around. As for Possession, this is her show. She's utterly incredible, dominating the screen and gluing your eyes to each and every single thing she does. I'm hypnotized by her performance here, and I'm sure the movie wouldn't work without her.

    But she's surrounded by an excellent film, of course. Sam Neill is great as her husband, playing against her brilliantly,…

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★★

    I first read The Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was 14, in my final year of middle school, and I became a complete and utter dweeb about it. I started gifting the book to all my friends for their birthdays. I would make a playlist of the mixtape from the book and give it to girls I liked. I started keeping a journal that detailed my thoughts ranging from small daily annoyances to my ever changing life philosophies…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    A journey into the unexplained, full of ethereal images and horrifying encounters. It's untethered from any sort of narrative momentum, and that helps with the mood, which lasts from beginning to end.

    This kinda caught me off guard, as I was expecting something less mysterious, but we got something more difficult and worth revisiting later. I feel like the mysteries and wonder will grow with more viewings.