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  • Paris, Texas
  • Cure
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Memories of Murder

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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

  • Bad Teacher

    ★½

  • The Box

  • Nope

    ★★★★

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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    better plotting, worldbuilding, pacing, and dialogue than the Batman. Mr. Mime is much scarier than the Riddler ever could be

  • The Box

    The Box

    Feels both like a step forward and backward for Kelly as a director.

    The polar opposite of something like Mandy in that instead of pure emotion the amount of detail here is staggering and headache inducing. Totally different than what I was expecting.

    Not sure how I feel about this at all, but despite that the ratings for this baffle me. Sure there’s some dumb shit but like, it’s really ambitious and unique, which is better than at least 75% of what’s out today.

    Respect to Kelly for going for it, even if he didn’t hit all marks

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Great, great film. Robert Eggers is quickly becoming one of the most talented working directors. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are both amazing, the cinematography is amazing, the plot is fascinating and disturbing, pretty much everything is perfect. I loved it.

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    I remember liking this when I saw it before, but not this much. This is an absolute masterpiece. I adore boogie nights, but I think this will be passed down as Paul Thomas Anderson's magnum opus. Everything from Daniel Day-Lewis' performance to the beautiful cinematography and haunting score is absolutely spot-on. I can't think of any flaws with it right now. The ending gave me goosebumps as I was watching.

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