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  • Pig
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • The Power of the Dog

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  • The Humans

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

  • Children of Shatila

  • After Life

    ★★★★★

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  • The Humans

    The Humans

    Others: a really interesting and claustrophobic analysis on religion, American values, PTSD, and family dynamics

    me: Steven Yeun 🤩

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    This is the second time I was left completely dumbfounded by a silent film, the first time being "The Phantom Carriage". I realize I'm doing anything new or special by commending this movie, but there really is something incredible about seeing a film that's 6 years away from being a hundred years old be this contemporary in its style... Especially within the compositions and editing.

    Some of the imagery has been seared into my brain, the way the film operates…

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  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★★

    It's been a while since my last "long and diligent" review (i.e verbose ramblings that sort of amount to nothing) but I can’t think of a better film that deserves one.

    So... Where do I even begin?

    This is one of those movies that may appear simple and straightforward from afar but is absolutely brimming with subtext. A filmmaker that is so very grounded in her craft that she produced something that is so gripping, raw, authoritative, and hypnotic. I…

  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Something truly fascinating about this is how the unprofessionalism and lack of preparedness and intelligence from the documentary crew actually help highlight and extract the key points James Baldwin tries to make.

    Admittedly, I'm not familiar with Baldwin's work as a writer, but seeing him in his element here and just hearing him speak for a few minutes gave me the urge to read every single piece of work he produced.