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  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★★

      “You adore me, you love me, you cherish me, Jesus Christ you can't live without me.”

    This review will be fairly sloppy, and somewhat personal so excuse the quality :)

    It’s been sixteen hours now, since I watched Buffalo ‘66, and it’s still on my mind. I can’t stop thinking about all the wonderful moments in the film, from an incredible dinner scene, the bowling scene, or the last 40 minutes entirely. It’s a film that, unexpectedly, grabbed me immediately, and…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    “The only way to be truly happy is to love.  Unless you love, your life will flash by.”

    Terrence Malick has always been a filmmaker to focus on the intricacies of the human condition, while simultaneously painting expansive, and undeniably gorgeous canvases. His focus on the elements of nature, in all their pastoral glory, backdropped by characters with unparalleled resonance. These and so many more of Malick’s visual characteristics are ones that have ingrained themselves into filmmaking forever, paving way…

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  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★½

    “There are people out there. People worth saving.”

    A different film than the first on many levels, A Quiet Place Part 2 both excels at new things and struggles with others. As was almost a guarantee, the film is simply astounding in its constant building of tension, with exciting set pieces. The sound design while more subtle here is still superb. It’s heightened importance to the film and its context make for an immersive quality. A pleasant surprise though was…

  • Clue

    Clue

    ★★★★

    “Life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage!”

    Turning an otherwise by-the-numbers setup into something completely original, Clue manages to serve up its fair share of mystery, along with wonderfully penned dialogue, wonderful performances, and an overall style that makes this Who-Dunnit tale one unlike any other.

    7.9/10

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    “I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It's a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.”

    Best: Excellent performances, story, writing, gorgeous cinematography, direction, score, characters, astounding production design, pacing
    Worst: Nothing
    Notable Bit: During some of the more emotional scenes, Amy Adams would sing songs from famous musicals like "Annie" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in order to cheer herself up. Eventually, Joaquin Phoenix would join in and they would sing together. However, they stopped after they saw Spike Jonze filming them.

    10/10

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    “Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in! Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in!”

    Best: Mesmerizing acting, brilliant direction, entrancing cinematography, incredible pacing, excellent writing, enthralling characterwork, underlying themes, haunting imagery, ending
    Worst: Title cards (nitpick)
    Notable Bit: To get Jack Nicholson in the right agitated mood, he was only fed cheese sandwiches for two weeks, which he hates.

    9.8/10