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  • The Witch

    The Witch

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    There's the horror that jumps out at you, disgusts you, terrifies you in the present. It lives off of your fight-or-flight reactions and your aversions to nastiness, it thrives off of the unexpected and the easily startled. Then there's the horror that festers, that makes you deeply uncomfortable, the kind that plays off your instincts on a deeper level than just your basic animal characteristitcs. Not running or fighting, but an understanding that you are in true, lasting peril, and…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

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    Simultaneously a searing condemnation and love letter to everything America was built on and everything America continues to be, Hell or High Water is one of those rare films that is carried from mediocrity to shining brilliance through a highly intelligent script that is able to perfectly balance its dual protagonist structure. Wanting to root for both sides of a competitive narrative is something that takes serious writing chops and here is pulled off with grace and nuance. There's a few minor bits here and there that needed tightening or reworking to be less predictable but overall this film soars.

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

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    In today's age of instant delivery of new films and the decline of the American theatre experience, A Quiet Place reminds us why going to a full theatre is such a boon to film. It may never be as comfortable as our living rooms but what we trade in comfort, we gain in next-level experiences. Watching and hearing the cascade of flinches when someone in the audience crinkles their bag of popcorn, slurps the bottom of their coke a bit…

  • The Director and The Jedi

    The Director and The Jedi

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    "It feels really good to put Luke Skywalker in front of a camera."

    Really captures the scope of impact this franchise has, the immense pressure it must live up to.

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  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

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    Everyone knows that Titanic was two VHS tapes, not one.

  • Alien

    Alien

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    Hooptober 28/31

    Film 3/3 from director Ridley Scott

    Well, this is it. I’ve been putting off this review for a while. I’ve seen it a few times since joining Letterboxd. I have a tiny little review of it that I posted early. It’s one of the few films I have rated at 5 stars, and will likely always sit in my top 4 on my profile. It is a defining film for me; not just in my tastes, but how…