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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    Can't tell if like this or not. Most divided ive been on a film in awhile. Will probably come back in a week or so with a more definitive opinion but, for now:

    - still not a fan of the Safdie's style. I appreciate it, (I think), but it doesn't do much for me aside from saying "that was objectively good". They're obviously great at building tension, and creating scenarios that are at least interesting, but there are a lot…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit


    The best, most beautiful, most artistic use of absurdist comedy I've ever seen. I read a review a while back of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, saying that Taika is the master of happy-sad humor. And Jojo fits that even more.

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  • Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project

    Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project

    Already getting emotionally and spiritually prepared for this masterpiece.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    A warm cup of tea on a rainy day, with a book in hand, but not really reading, just staring outside, at the trees, at the rain, falling, not really thinking about anything, just being. Awake in bed at four in the morning, a hundred thousand lights painting the room in dim shades of confusing over saturation. A quiet, gentle walk with someone you love. A transcendent melancholy, the best kind of sadness, that keeps you alive.