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  • Limbo



    Limbo starts slow but then grows to be a fascinating drama looking at the lives of refugees waiting to find asylum. The cinematography is gorgeous, and the aforementioned slow build allows certain moments of it to really hit you. It's just a shame it whiffs the last few minutes, particularly with its cinematography, where it engages with my number one pet peeve of current trends within cinematography. I'm willing to admit this is incredibly subjective (even more so than the…

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven


    Utterly gorgeous in 35mm; the colors of the cinematography being remarkably crisp and the film’s momentum being as great as always. Quite possibly the most rewatchable film of all time; just totally fun and always enthralling. A joy to finally see in a theater with a receptive audience.

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  • X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class


    A friend and I have launched an MCU recap podcast, titled Why Is...? With Ty and Dan, and I will be posting new episodes here on Letterboxd as they come out. This week, we tackle the tenth anniversary of X-Men: First Class. We are currently available on BuzzSprout, Spotify, YouTube and Apple Podcasts. If you'd like to follow us on Twitter, we are @WhyIsWithTyand1. Happy listening!

  • Heat



    A film that feels impossible to fully appreciate on first watch. A sprawling caper that utterly enthralls with its tight construction - both within the gunfights and investigation, along with the quiet moments within the leads' lives. Pacino's performance really stands out, but De Niro does some excellently subtle work as well; the two leads fit within a phenomenal ensemble of character actors giving it their all as well. Technically, the film is perfect, with some of the best sound…

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys


    The Nice Guys is ridiculously fun. There's no other way to describe it. It's a solid two hours of non-stop enjoyment, even with a couple of flaws here and there. Before talking about those issues though, let's dwell for a bit on what makes this a truly brilliant summer blockbuster - or at least, what would make it so if audiences had embraced it. Instead, it will have to be happy with being an underseen gem.

    The fun of The…

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    La La Land is a wonder. After a brilliant mainstream debut in Whiplash, Damien Chazelle has matured impressively. He directs with a precision of a orchestra conductor. His films feel like the jazz that they represent, spontaneous, energetic and pleasant. The way he stages the musical numbers never fail to make you smile, and he brilliantly constructs the film to drop out the singing again and again, just making you feel the beautiful music.

    Stone and Gosling are both marvelous…