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  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    In a genuine way, this might be the best film ever if you want to introduce someone to David Lynch’s overall style. Going even as far as to include a Lynch signature ominous solo ballad right before its climax, What Did Jack Do? puts the beloved filmmaker’s tropes on full-display in an endearing and enjoyable condensed format.

  • The Harder They Come

    The Harder They Come

    ★★★★

    Super groovy, super colorful, and tons of fun! The scene where Ivanhoe (Jimmy Cliff) sings his actual song, the titular “The Harder They Come”, had me wanting to dance right off my seat! Might be my first Jamaican film ever; hopefully not my last!

    The soundtrack is probably the film’s biggest strength—it’s rightly included on Rolling Stone’s greatest albums list. Really need to get into more Jamaican reggae this year.

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  • The One I Love

    The One I Love

    ★★★★

    A witty romantic tale laced with Twilight Zone/Inception type mind-fuckery. I haven't felt this good about a movie like this since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Much thanks for the recommendation, Edgar Wright!

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    On some level, Boyhood relates to practically everyone, and it is for that reason that I can proudly say that Richard Linklater has crafted what is arguably the best coming-of-age film, but unarguably a cinematic masterpiece.

    It was surprising how extensively Linklater utilized the product placement of everyday items from the 2000s to really hit the audience with wave after wave of nostalgic feelings. The aptly compiled soundtrack successfully does the same. All-throughout, the film is a perfect glimpse at…