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  • Miami Vice
  • Personal Shopper
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Green Snake

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    ★★★★★

  • Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

  • No One Will Save You

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  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★★

    Realized I never logged my favorite film of all time. Here’s what I wrote about it 2017:

    The questions asked of us by Olivier Assayas in his second collaboration with Kristen Stewart swirl around the film like one of its spirits, haunting you and pulling at you. And like a spirit, the answers are often times easy to miss and if you do find them, they're inevitably hard to grapple with. Assayas weaves a brilliantly intricate tale of love, loss,…

  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    ★★★★½

    Adored this. My favorite kind of messily indulgent and vulnerable filmmaking. It’s so audaciously open, wrestling with the dissolution of a marriage while embracing and dissecting every shitty conjecture made about her by the press. No wonder it was panned.

    “I noticed the hole.”

    The hole in the wall acting as portal to the marriage’s past joys, failed hopes & everything in between is brilliant. Jolie turns our voyeurism of her & her marriage into a cathartic bit of foreplay, slowly bringing…

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

    2023

    Haven’t been so thoroughly paralyzed by a film’s final moments as I was by this, maybe ever? Felt my heart slam into my throat once I realized what was happening. Jesus Christ.

    Scorsese’s late run of clear-eyed repulsion at the world that’s been created by religion, capitalism and White conquest and his own guilt at how his work may have inadvertently been seen as supporting any of that is so fucking monumental. A tearful culmination of a lifetime of…

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4

    ★★★★★

    Meant to post this other day but for Inverse, I did a deep dive on how the John Wick series became a haven for DTV icons and international superstars to showcase their talents on the largest stage possible. Here’s a quick taste:

    Bernhardt, in particular, is an actor who embodies the movement between DTV and A-list productions. Instantly recognizable whenever he pops up, whether as an agent in The Matrix Reloaded or fighting Bill Hader in the stand-out episode of…

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  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods

    Shazam! Fury of the Gods

    I’d give my life in exchange for movies to stop looking like windows 98 screensavers and sounding like Deadpool. Nothing is harder to watch than one actor really trying to give a performance when everyone else is jerking off in the background. Poor Rachel Zegler. Zachary Levi says “fam” in this with all the charisma and magnetism of a youth pastor three years away from being cancelled. 

    A vote for me as president is a vote for the permanent ban on superhero bullshit until we figure out what the hell’s going on.

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★★★

    2022

    Here’s a jumble of thoughts, too blown away to say anything coherent:

    -Sure it looks unlike anything I’ve ever seen but it’s also just so beautiful thematically, almost simply so, that I just kept getting choked up lol. Love this world, love the people in it 

    -Sigourney Weaver is otherworldly in this. Her performance and character is some of the most moving work of hers and Cameron’s career 

    -The middle hour is so quiet and lovely that I could’ve…