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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Parasite once again showcases Bong Joon-ho's ability to balance tone and his life goal of aiming to overwhelm. The movie starts off like a two dimensional class struggle narrative, which is supremely enjoyable as it is because of Joon-ho's quirky sense of humor and his deliciously enjoyable directing, but the movie kicks into full gear when a third layer is introduced to the narrative and oh how amazing things get.

    The sudden turn from two dimensional to three dimensional was…

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    ★★★★★

    From a purely storytelling perspective, Sweet Smell of Success blew my mind. During the past years I've become increasingly aware of when women are getting abused on screen and how often they're horribly written and given nothing to do and in here that is the exact thing that happens. We have two men who are flat out villains, seeking to break up a woman's engagement cause of one of the men is her possessive older brother and he doesn't approve…

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  • Crumb

    Crumb

    ★★★½

    Now here's an actually fascinating doc. I've mainly been watching documentaries from the top 100 list and all of them are unsurprisingly good. This one however is the first one that has formally rubbed me the wrong way. I've seen other documentaries that tell a story from a rather singular perspective, but this is the first one I've seen where dissenting arguments are made and then swiftly dismissed.

    Every time someone says something less than great about Crumb, the doc…

  • Jarhead

    Jarhead

    ★★★

    I can't think of a stupider viewing decision I've made in recent memory than watching Jarhead immediately after Generation Kill. By itself the movie could be fine, but since I watched it immediately after the show, every inauthentic and artificial aspect of the movie stood out like a sore thumb.

    The dialogue and performances pale in comparison to Generation Kill. There is little to no jargon to be found and the dynamics between the characters just don't convince you that…

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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is an elaborate troll job which thesis is elementary and common knowledge to anyone who has ever played choose your adventure games. The movie received media buzz and speculation revolving around its unordinary storytelling format and the supposed five hours of footage. On Bandersnatch's page the run time is stated as ninety minutes and it's about how long I wasted on the thing. Seems like the claimed five hours was the length of the rough cut and…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★★

    Balances comedy and drama perfectly, neither ever overtaking the other, but instead living together in harmony and actually strengthening one another. Whenever you feel comfortable after a comedic scene, the story gets real and the drama hits much harder because of the contrast and when the story finishes a dramatic moment, you get hit with some much needed levity.

    The beautiful thing about Blindspotting is how it feels like authentic insight. It feels like one of the more realer stories…