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  • Once

    Once

    ★★★½

    FUCK LA LA LAND

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★½

    Expected cursory problems of hypocritical propaganda, typical biopic wank soil a gymnastic, almost thorny Kane modeled character study, but you wouldn't expect them in a Fincher. No disrespect to the gesture to his father (a quality dialog scribe, though also the originator of the film's issues), but David is above this...

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This is from an assignment from my Art Philosophy class, hence why I mostly talk about the opening shot. I got an A.

    I often argue for the importance of context in art, and this is one of the ultimate uses of it in film. The opening shot of Michael Haneke’s brilliant film Caché is at first mundane, then terrifying as it recurs throughout the film. It didn’t need to be artfully framed to serve its purpose perfectly and at…

  • R.I.P.D.

    R.I.P.D.

    ★½

    I still haven't seen Seven Samurai.