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  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    ★★★★

    There is something about a Luis Bunel film that scratches a certain itch for me.. I honestly cant even really tell what it is either. If I had to describe his style/films, it would be his ability to turn society’s problems into a much too real cinematic depiction. The way he is able to blend the surreal and the entirely true into a single, hilariously sad story is incredible. The testament to his true power as a director is the…

  • The Blackcoat's Daughter

    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    ★★★½

    I have to say I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I was going to. A very stylized and well-crafted mood piece that uses a fairly simple story hidden in a complex narrative. Many of the things that are seen in the first act don't pay off, or even make much sense, until the third act of the film. That can bug some people but I actually like that kind of storytelling a lot, especially in horror films.…

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  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★

    After watching and enjoying both Sicario and Hell and High Water, I was really excited for what the screenwriter, Taylor Sheridan, was going to come up with next. Not only did he write Wind River but he decided to direct it as well.

    One of the things that struck me right off the bat was how quickly you are swept up in the feeling and atmosphere of this film. The opening 20 minutes does a great job of showing you…

  • Summer with Monika

    Summer with Monika

    ★★★★

    A young couple that quickly falls into a lust/love filled romance that has nowhere to go but "bad". This is a topic Bergman has tackled before, and to largely the same end. But for some reason this one felt different, maybe it is because I am a male and was therefore seeing the story more through the eyes of the male character Harry, but this film had disastrous ending written all over it from the very beginning.

    Full of many…