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  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    ★★★★★

    We clutch and grab at hopes and dreams in a desperate attempt to find some form of contentment, in an effort to say, “Look! I did it! I cracked the allegorical code!” until the world deals you another heavy blow and you’re knocked back down to earth where you belong, with the rest of the poor suckers who are forever doomed to chase the ever-elusive pot of gold at the end of the mythical rainbow.

    At 16, you think the…

  • Yentl

    Yentl

    ★★★★

    What if... we kissed in the Yeshiva... while reading the Talmud and wearing our prayer shawls? Ha ha, jk... Unless?

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★

    “So no head?” 

    Throws cell phone onto ground, jumps on skateboard and snaps it in half

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★½

    Ars gratia artis. 
    In Black Swan, we, as an audience, observe protagonist Nina’s rapid descent into madness, as her all-consuming desire for perfection (her Achilles heel, if you will) becomes the thing that ultimately leads to her downfall. We see her become more and more obsessed with her lead role in Swan Lake to the point of insanity. Her physical and psychological need to eradicate all other distractions that interfere with her success, culminates in a poetic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★½

    Have you ever had a dream that you, um, you had, your, you- you could, you’ll do, you- you wants, you, you could do so, you- you’ll do, you could- you, you want, you want them to do you so much you could do anything?

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★★

    Very rarely does a movie make me outright sob; I sometimes tend to take a certain pride in the fact that I am not moved to tears as easily as some of my peers... Something about this touched me deeply, and it's something I don't think I can effectively postulate. There is something to be said about learning to love yourself, despite your flaws and shortcomings, and to become a better version of yourself. Thank you, Elton, for the music. I love you and always will.