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  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven

    ★★★★

    Sweeping and pictorial to the highest degree, there's a heavenly, childlike breeze flowing through each second and frame of the film. Malick's poetry loses a bit of its luxurious bloom whenever the spoken word takes the center stage, but few directors match his sheer skill with cinematic movement and audiovisual eloquence.

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★★

    "You can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs. And humanity is just a cracked egg. And the omelet stinks."

    A tumbling, lifelike machine that grinds and shambles to the perpetual sound of a cacophonous, human decadence. It's our miserable existence tightly packed into a two hour reel of filthy grain that I just couldn't NOT empathize with. Mike Leigh keeps a very fluid leash throughout the course of the narrative, but never loses control of what on lesser…

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  • 2046

    2046

    ★★★★½

    A deep sense of longing and unfulfilled love, those were the ramifications from In The Mood For Love that Wong Kar-wai saw fit to salvage and let bloom anew in 2046. A very fitting - and surprisingly inventive - sequel to the 00's classic, in which Tony Leung's Mr. Chow tries to climb his way into the a new future through the slippery slopes of his past. Kar-wai finds a very interesting balance between narrative experimentation and very simple and…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    "Some people move on. But not us... Not us."

    Hands down, the MCU's magnum opus. A fantastically ambitious and surprisingly tender bowtie to the 21 movie journey that led to it. Excluding Return of the King, I don't think there ever was a movie that so successfully balanced its gargantuan scale with such overflowing rivers of pure and cathartic emotion.

    I find it impossible to say anything else without rewatching it one more time, but let me tell you this: come awards season, I'll be on Endgame's corner. This thing deserves a memorial, at least.