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favorites: movies on the brain
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Favorite films

  • The Unchanging Sea
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Late Spring
  • Man on Fire

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  • The Irishman

  • A Man Escaped

  • There's Something About Mary

  • Southland Tales

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    as time goes by, people and the system rot from the inside out. people change to grow accustomed with times; but one thing remains, you follow orders. the irishman is marty’s meta contextual sprawling epic, a powerhouse for the mafia genre, playing with both genre’s strengths and opening its doors for what they could be about. having these titans come back from retirement to portray crime figures with time is both beautiful and cathartic. marty’s best.

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    we know the end, but the build up is all the more thrilling. bresson’s geography of the camera creates an eerie and uneasy environment for the prison, making it more of a nightmare. however, he places his formal experimentation of hands to provide a “cause + effect”. fontaine’s hand is on the car door to escape, when he escapes the car door, he’s placed right back to where he started. just wonderful.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    “Will God Forgive Us”

    Catholicism and filmmaking have not met eye to eye with one another, each film has come off as preachy or straight up offensive on not understanding what the religion truly signifies. First Reformed is more than your typical “religious movie” it is a cathartic and at times agony inducing experience. The film follows Reverend Toller, a man who seemly has lost all hope for humanity; he has faith in his religion but also has lost faith…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    the way art communicates to all of us, from child to adult and our drive to impress others with our passion. the fabelmans is steven spielberg’s culmination. a filmmaker telling the loose story of his life through the only way possible, through the magic of movie making. a hang out movie of sorts, just watching sam and the rest of the fabelmans along their journey of life and the turmoils that ensue, feeling formally akin to paul thomas anderson’s licorice pizza…