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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    Down to Valhalla or up to the throne
    He travels the fastest who travels alone

    A cinematic experience unlike anything else you’re going to see this year. Do yourself a favor and see this on the largest screen with the best sound system you can - this will not be the same on home video. And be prepared to have your heart racing for 2 hours straight. 

    The film is an incredible achievement from top to bottom, but the immersive…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Gypsy: Thank you for giving our precious Pussy a ride home. We love Pussy.
    Cliff: Yes, we do.

    Say what you want about Quentin Tarantino, the man knows how to make me walk out of a 2 hour and 40 minute movie with a huge fucking smile on my face. Very Highly Recommended.

    Added to: Tarantino Ranked, 2019 Ranked, Best of the Decade

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  • The Petrified Forest

    The Petrified Forest

    ★★½

    Nature’s proving that she can’t be beaten, not by the likes of us. She’s taking the world away from the intellectuals and giving it back to the apes

    A really young Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis are the highlights of this, and I can see why both of their careers took off from here.  But this movie otherwise comes off only as the antiquated filmed stage play that it is. All the story beats feel wedged in to squeeze everything…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    Don’t regret. Remember. 

    I saw this in the theater last night and am now going on 20 hours of being wholly unable to express why or how I’m going to break my long-standing rule to award this five stars on my first watch. I’ve been marathoning films all day, but I just can’t stop thinking about this incredible picture. Much like that white-gowned image of Heloise, it haunts me. Very Highly Recommended. 

    Added to: 2019 Ranked (Major Change)

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned.

    Bong Joon-Ho can really do no wrong. I can’t describe how good this was without spoiling it. But just know - totally worth your time. Don’t let the subtitles scare you away. This is an Oscar-caliber film. See It. 

    Added to: Bong Joon-Ho Ranked, 2019 Ranked, Best of the Decade

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    He’s 1000 years old, and now he’s just an ornament in my living room. Eww!

    Ewan McGregor is making some CHOICES here, and I loved all of them. And Margot Robbie turns the character that was basically the only good part of Suicide Squad into an even more fun and exhilarating performance. Some great fight choreography and a rocking soundtrack featuring Joan Jett, Heart, and Pat Benatar add to the fun. Not about to change cinema forever or anything, but definitely worth seeing. Recommended.

    Added to: Superhero Movies Ranked