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I am to this site what The Meg (2018) is to cinema

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  • Uncut Gems
  • Chungking Express
  • Harakiri
  • GoodFellas

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  • 12 Hour Shift

    ★★

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★½

  • Us

    ★★★½

  • Scream 2

    ★½

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  • Carlos

    Carlos

    ★★★★★

    Guerrilla war struggle is a new entertainment 

    Gang of Four- 5:45

    Terror itself is a commodity. There is value in the violence. Not the aftermath- the extinguished life, nor the damaged structure. The value of terror is in the spectacle. Carlos shoots right between the nose, not for effectiveness, but for the brutal spectacle. As often we expect from the movies pink mist sprays out from the back of their heads, but here it is real. We are consumers of…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Perfectly captures the essence of Murakami. A dreamlike trance that makes you question what is real and what is paranoia. The droning of the sleepy jazz, and the muted vibrance of the dusk created and atmosphere that perfectly matched this story. The first half while somewhat visually similar to the rest of the movie perfectly flows from a light, yet well written drama, into  the hitchcockesque nightmare near the end. This film felt like a fever dream in the best way possible.

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  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★½

    A great addition to the emerging Kosher Horror Movie genre

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    Great second feature for Jordan Peele, expands well on get out both stylistically, and in its social commentary. While I did not enjoy it as a standalone quote as much as Get Out, this still was for the most part excellent and works very well in tandem. The one issue I really had with this movie was the overuse of, and overeliance on music. When the music is diegetic it generally adds more to this movie than it subtracts, but the rest of the soundtrack is just jarring, trite, and even annoying at points.

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★½

    This whole movie wouldn’t have happened if the driver wasn’t such a huge simp

  • The Social Dilemma

    The Social Dilemma

    ★★

    There were some very good points and interesting questions in this movie, my main problem was that almost none of it was backed up by hard evidence. This is just a bunch of people making bombastic statements to in order to shock people. I’m not saying most of this isn’t true, I’m just saying that it isn’t done very professionally and is very hard to take seriously. Also a lot of the cutaways were sensationalistic, unnecessary and cringe inducing.