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  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★★

    John Doe has the upper hand.

    I always underestimate Se7en. It really gives you the complete thriller package, from it's general mood, to the brilliant directing by David Fincher, and it's unnerving script (written by a lowly record store clerk who got it into the hands of David Koepp, who read it and told him he needed therapy).

    There are so many things I could say about this film and why I love it, so many trivia facts that I've…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    A master-crafted work of fucking art. Also, probably the most important film in animation history since Toy Story. This is a perfect example of why I love animation: the potential for crafting something unique is infinite.

    I'm not just gushing over it's style, either. The story is so refreshing and new, yet it's an origin story! Haven't we had like thirty of these over the last ten years? The fact that it's able to reintroduce us to a character that…

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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★★

    Out of all the fuck-ups Sony has had in the past fifteen years, not letting David Fincher continue adapting the Millennium Trilogy is far and away their most egregious mistake. This film is perfect. It's an atmospheric mystery, the likes of which we rarely get anymore. I actually got choked up towards the end when it was obvious that they were setting up to make the sequels... Hollywood, listen to me now: if David Fincher wants to make a movie,…

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    Remember when David Fincher somehow squeezed Zodiac's 200-page script into 158 minutes? With The Social Network, I'm pretty sure he said, "Let me do it again, but faster!" That scene in Zodiac after the taxi cab driver got killed and the camera is bouncing between RDJ, Gyllenhaal, and Ruffalo (the "He's breaking the pattern" scene) is pretty much the entire movie here. I felt like I was watching a two hour long chase scene. I was breathless by the time…

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    "I need to know who he is. I need to stand there, I need to look him in the eye, and I need to know that it's him."

    People who know me know that this is my favorite movie of all time, so attempting to sit down and write a review of it is... difficult to say the least. I thought a lot about how I wanted to approach it, and honestly I can't even begin to delve into this…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    EDIT: After sitting on this review for a day, I decided to bump it up half a star just because I fucking love this movie. Tyler told me to do it.

    I haven't seen Fight Club in a couple years, and it's always been a mixed bag of emotions for me. Part disgust, part thrills, part pitch-black comedy, I'm always a little bit unsure of how I feel about it.

    I think in the end what keeps me coming back…