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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    PART 8

    Let's talk about editing...

    While there are a vast number of factors that have contributed to drastic and easily perceivable shifts in the feel of Lynch's work over the years, the way his work is edited, both structurally and from shot to shot, is perhaps the most important and the easiest to discuss in length without the need for subjective interpretation. This is one of the rare instances when dealing with the Lynchian that I would feel comfortable…

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★★★

    Now dig on this.

    With Spider-Man 3, and Raimi's trilogy in general, it may seem as though my opinion on them has changed in recent years, but it's actually more so that I've finally formed my own opinion, divorced from the consensus, and learned to be confident in myself.

    Case in point: watching 3 without its widely accepted "problems" in mind reveals an entirely different film, an utterly relentless character study masquerading as a studio driven mess. Which isn't to…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    Probably PTA's opus, in my humble opinion. It's a fascinating film, deeply interrogating its characters in a careful tightrope walk between the most overblown art-film aesthetics perhaps ever put to film and a strange sort of messy tongue-in-cheek comedic streak. It's smart, it's funny, it's GORGEOUS, and the tone is bitingly satirical but also clearly genuine.

    I think that's the key to why it works so well for me: there's an honesty to this film, even a humbleness, that most…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    Too sterile to be an effective piece of trippy surrealism, and too confused and meandering to be a satisfying narrative driven film.

    For the record, I don't like the novel either and find late Pynchon has pretty much the exact same issue, so uhhh...I guess this kinda nailed what it was going for? Just not really for me.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ½

    Lmao fuck off

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ½

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident
    That all men are created equal”
    And when I meet Thomas Jefferson
    Imma compel him to include women in the sequel

    I want to die.