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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    I rewatched this on Christmas day with my good friend Jonathan, and spent the next few days trying to figure out how I would write about this film. Letterboxd has gone to shit over the holiday season, and so I finally felt motivated to start my own blog where I wrote an extended piece on the movie. I'd appreciate if it could be given a read, I'd transfer it straight here but I don't think it would look visually appealing on this site given its length, and I liked using stills to illustrate different points.

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  • Aristotle's Plot

    Aristotle's Plot

    ★★★½

    "Why are African filmmakers always young, upcoming, promising, emerging, developing, until they are eighty years old? And then suddenly, they become the ancestor. The father. The wise old role model."

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    The turnstile machine was cool.

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    Between this and Three Billboards, audiences at TIFF can screw off.

  • Waves

    Waves

    This is like the result of the darkest timeline of a Florida State film bro getting into Wong Kar-wai and other arthouse films and deciding to make a movie that filters those influences, without any of the grace or freshness of a Barry Jenkins. And that's putting it lightly.

    I clocked the path of misery porn that this film was set to go down on pretty quickly, so yes it didn't take very long for me to turn on it.…