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  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Godfather

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  • Love Streams

    ★★★★★

  • Gloria

    ★★★★½

  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    ★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★★

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  • Love Streams

    Love Streams

    ★★★★★

    Love Streams, Love Streams, Love Streams.

    Where do I even begin? When I decided to dive back into John's movies, many of these being films I haven't seen since I was in my early teens and some I haven't seen since deep back into my childhood (this was the first time in 20 years that I watched Opening Night and Love Streams), for me it was A Woman Under the Influence as the 10/10 masterpiece, the Great American Film, the…

  • Gloria

    Gloria

    ★★★★½

    It's always been fucking insane to me that Gloria is a John Cassavetes movie, because it's unquestionably his most accessible, straightforward film, and that was by design: he needed the paycheck for writing this in order to make Love Streams. He wasn't even supposed to direct it, Gena wasn't supposed to star in it, but I'm elated that both things happened because, even though this is as broad a genre flick as Cassavetes ever did, you still get flourishes of…

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★★★★

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

    Full Review at FilmSpeak

    In summary... basically had the same reaction to this that I had to The Lighthouse: immediately fell completely in love, thought about it constantly afterwards, and fell deeper. Top 25 of all time for me. "Critics" can piss right off. The general reaction to the monologue in the middle proves why it was necessary, and honestly made it embarassing for a few days to be a person who talks about film.

    10/10
    FilmSpeak Grade: A+

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★★

    Army of the Dead had me for the first hour. I was seriously going along with it considering that this might be Zack Snyder's best film to date. It certainly boasts his best, most restrained filmmaking since at least Watchmen, if not Dawn of the Dead (very little ramping, motivated camera movements and a serious effort to let the action sequences play out with as little cutting as possible).

    Unfortunately, after about the hour mark, the movie started to really…