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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    i haven’t ever seen anything like this before tbh. something so subtle that works its way under your skin and truly overtakes you. it’s so menacing and voyeuristically crafted as it causes you to question everything that you hear and see. some beautiful cinematography and nightmarish affects. like the “something isn’t right here but what” feeling that you get when watching Twin Peaks. that’s about the only comparison i have to this movie. but whereas TP’s utilizes exaggerated drama to…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    << film #27 of 31 days of halloween >>

    still so perfect in so many ways! i want to take a moment to talk about a topic near to my heart as it pertains to this film: style versus substance. this is a film that has a very solid and interesting plot in my opinion. however, it isn’t asking some deep metaphysical questions or exploring the existential nature of human existence. it’s simply a supernatural thriller with a tinge of giallo from…

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  • The Blackcoat's Daughter

    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    ★★★

    this movie is actually “the exorcist 3’s daughter”

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★½

    easily one of the best bond films of late. the pacing is great, it’s never dull, and the technical effects are all just right (which seems to be an axiom with sam mendes). it has some cheese and cliche in the writing and the same suspension of disbelief is required to accept all the stunts that bond survives. however, it’s further evidence that javier bardem is perfect at playing the existential villain. i loved the entire final segment with the…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    just as good on the second watch. the score is soooo good, it is criminal that it wasn’t nominated for any awards. i love this movie so much that i think it’s becoming a personal all time favorite more and more with each watch. a true 💎!

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★

    wanted to re-watch this after having watched all but 2-3 of wong kar-wai’s films. knowing where barry jenkins has sourced so much of his visual aesthetics and mood affects, it was helpful in better appreciating what was going on technically in this film. the content of the film was also just as powerful this time around. having watched In the Mood for Love especially, the diner scene (which was and is my favorite sequence of this film) was only magnified…