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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

  • Pickle Surprise

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  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    22/40 of Hooptober 9: Do Worry, Darling!

    I said it before and I will say it again: Halloween is tied with Child's Play as my favorite slasher franchise. However, while Don Mancini's creation has managed to evolve and change with the times, John Carpenter's has always slugged behind. The only entries that managed to do something different were Rob Zombie's brilliant sequel to his own remake and Season of the Witch, a failed attempt at turning this series into an…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    A common misconception for young adults is that everyone is "something", be it an accountant, writer, carpenter, retail worker, or parasite. That could not be further from the truth: human beings are, by definition, ever-changing, constantly reshaping who they are in the pursuit of happiness. The level of freedom and self-awareness of the 21st century is truly crippling for many of them (nay, many of us), and we all end up beating ourselves up for having conflicting emotions and constant…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    No better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by rewatching this absolute holiday classic.

    Over the past few years, since I first saw Eyes Wide Shut, I have often cited it as my favorite Kubrick film. After this viewing, it is firmly staying in that spot: there is just something about this nightmarish sexual odyssey of male insecurity, female bodies, and ominous feeling of dread that works just right for me. Kidman and Cruise never looked better than here, a career-highlight for both of them to this day!

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    Utterly delightful. There is something magical about Studio Ghibli films that makes them that much more impactful and thoughtful on a rewatch, and Howl's Moving Castle is no different. An anti-war, pro-love, pro-kindness story that is as important for children as it is for adults. Love it, officially adding it to my list of favorites!

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  • The Whale

    The Whale

    Notes from Venice Film Festival
    People are not ready for Brendan Fraser's beautifully heartbreaking and heartfelt return to the silver screen. Aronofsky, you outdid yourself! Now on to wipe away the tears with everyone else who attended the screening.

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    Notes from Venice Film Festival
    Olivia Wilde's twisty turny take on life in suburbia and the oppression of the patriarchy is an overly predictable, soulless thriller with nothing new to say. Pugh rules, Pine steals the show, and Styles is utterly forgettable. Painfully dull.