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  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★★★

    The story is of denial. Refusing to acknowledge the truth of the people we care about. No matter how hard we try, there are intrinsic factors about people we can’t change. We can make excuses, create alternative reasons, or just plain look the other way. But some things never change. 

    I wrote a about my relationship with Jamie (I sound like a broken record) before on a couple reviews, talked about my giving nature on my Support the Girls rating.…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    The problems of high society are as animalistic as the games they entertain themselves with. And at odds with the state of the nation, as infantile as the nature of their disagreements.

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  • The Verdict

    The Verdict

    ★★★½

    Frankly, I couldn’t give less of a shit about the plot. It’s frail, a bit boring and loosely strung together. But this is Sidney Lumet we are taking about. A guy who I’m pretty sure has made more captial A, acting movies than anyone else out there. Half the reason you watch his films are for the performances. And the Verdict personifies that idea so well that I’m beginning to think the plot here was never suppose to matter. Everyone…

  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    Currently competes against Persona, Zodiac and The Player for my favorite opening sequence. Nuts film, the final act blows me away. Flows in an out of surrealism seemlessly. Inspiration I can understand but Idk why Fellini would be worried about his craft he’s obviously a master.

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★★

    BITCHES WE DONE WITH THAT FOO FOO LAME SAPPY SOUVENIR REVIEW BS CAUSE WE GOT A *Certified GG Motion Picture*  RIGHT HERE!!
    I went into this expecting to hate it but I was so wrong. The amount of things that absolutely murdered me in this, and that I had no one to share it with, is countless. First, Jake Gyllenhall gives what might be a career topping performance. I went in like, “Can Gilroy coach jake into a better performance…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    It’s Great, but those British Fake Taxi movies will always be better