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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    Called the greatest film of the past decade by its director Paul Schrader. A bit self indulgent, but he’s got moxie. 
    In a time of chaos and uncertainty, people find religion as a comfort and a place of certainty. What happens when your very religion betrays you? When conversation after conversation is dark and morbid, seeing the worst in humanity, facing death, seeing the world die before his eyes. “Will God forgive us for destroying everything that he has created?”…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    This is so enjoyable to watch. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this, but I seem to enjoy it more every time. This was one of the first big movies that made me love movies (like many other cinephiles) and I’m brought back to remembering experiencing the movie again for the first time. 
    It is obvious this is made with such vision and voice. This was a great pick for film music class, having almost musical dialogue and…

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★½

    I’m surprised I haven’t seen this movie until now. The Beatles are a significant part of my life: I grew up listening to their albums, one of the first things I learned as a baby were the Beatle’s names, and I still listen to their music a lot. That being said, I just never come across one of their many movies. I’ve always heard they were a bit cheesy, but I wanted to watch for myself. 
    It was fun seeing…

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  • Hollywood

    Hollywood

    ★★

    Reinventing the narrative of classical Hollywood (probably inspired by the success of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) , a diverse cast sets out to make the first movie about a black girl in 1947. I thought this was an interesting idea, but it seemed to me that everyone is way too easily convinced to do things throughout. Whenever an evil white producer is faced with gatekeeping, they pretty much think about it for 5 seconds and say “I love it”. …

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    I’ve gone back to this one a few times. I feel like I catch more from this movie, and understand it on a deeper level every time I see it. In ALL of my film classes we see at least one clip from the movie, and it’s for a reason: this is a masterpiece. This is a very intense movie and the subject matter is dark and bone rattling, but the viewer is presented with an unflinching character study of…