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  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★★

    Before I review FULL METAL JACKET, I'm gonna set my table a lil bit, because it's always good to start a piece of writing with a huge digression.

    I recently watched Ken Burns & Lynn Novick's THE VIETNAM WAR series. I thought it was the best of their work so far, combining their usual rigorous academic approach with a more visceral visual presentation than they are typically able to offer. The war in Indochina was so thoroughly documented that there is…

  • The Devil

    The Devil

    ★★★★★

    I need to watch more Andrzej Żuławski. After multiple bewitching viewings of POSSESSION and a baffling experience with ON THE SILVER GLOBE, I added THE DEVIL to my watchlist and promptly forgot about it for years. The other night, attempting to satiate an unquenchable thirst for horror that grips me during every Halloween season, I thought "hey, THE DEVIL is a horror movie, I'll watch that." It turns out that THE DEVIL is not really a traditional "horror movie" per…

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  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★½

    We own dogs, but cats own us

  • Fyre

    Fyre

    ★★★★

    I feel like there’s a deep metaphor here...

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  • Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II

    ★★★★½

    Why do I feel like I’ll one day be showing all of these David Attenborough nature documentaries to my son, currently four months old, and talking about the content in the past tense?

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    A lot of young directors have tried their hand at emulating an 80s horror aesthetic but Panos Cosmatos instead tries to emulate the feeling of that one time in high school when your mother unexpectedly sprung a curfew on you after you took a bunch of shrooms and made you leave your friend’s house and come home to ride out the trip all holed up and paranoid in your dark room with EVIL DEAD playing on VHS but you were…