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  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Devil, Probably
  • La Belle Noiseuse
  • Stroszek

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  • Blade Runner

    ★★★★½

  • Bones and All

    ★★

  • The Menu

    ★★★

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

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  • Stroszek

    Stroszek

    ★★★★★

    Rarely does a film leave me with such intense emotional whiplash. From being doubled-over in laughter to being distraught over tragedy to, again, laughter, by the end of it all, I just tremble from the overwhelming emotion that this film evokes in me.

    “The American dream” being a fallacy that hopeful dreamers buy into, is a topic that only scratches the surface of the criticisms this film engages with. More broadly, Herzog professes the question, “why is happiness so difficult…

  • La Belle Noiseuse

    La Belle Noiseuse

    ★★★★★

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

    Chronicling the story of a legendary painter as he attempts to reignite the same inspiration that drove his work a decade in the past, La Belle Noiseuse is a film of evoking beauty, stifling nuance, and an arduous deconstruction of the creative process. As a whole, the films that I have found the most profound are ones that attempt to use the cinematic language to convey or explain a specific feeling; to answer nebulous pestering questions that are no easier…

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  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★

    What a disappointment. 

    The two biggest drawbacks I experienced was bothersome editing and feeling like I only got half of a movie. As the credits rolled, I sat there kind of shocked, thinking “that’s it?” I also couldn’t find much to latch onto as a whole. This isn’t to say that the film is terrible, I guess. I just was left so cold by it.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

    The Banshees of Inisherin not only met my very high expectations, but in some regards even surpassed them. With the arrival of this film, McDonagh has delivered his most ambitious, mature, and cinematic project so far. McDonugh’s more measured storytelling approach compliments the sophisticated cinematography, nuanced worldbuilding, and the artful direction. All of this and a generous dollop of classic McDonugh dialogue and characters, and we have one of the greatest films of the year, and McDonugh’s best film to date.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    For my 420th movie watched on Letterboxd I thought it’d be only appropriate to “hit the Bong”, as they say.

    No review for this movie, just go see it.

    It’s hype.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    With Dune, Denis Villeneuve has solidified my trust in him as a filmmaker.

    He is one of the most interesting and uncompromising conventional storytellers working today, which, these day, is as refreshing as a tall cold glass of water in the middle of a searing hot desert. Hearing that must sound pretty rich considering how Dune is a massive blockbuster rooted in corporate interest. While this is true, with Villeneuve helming this project, I knew that a few things are…