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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    haven't seen this yet but when Elsie Fisher mentioned Letterboxd on Jimmy Kimmel exactly one person in the audience went "woo!" and I just want to know which one of you fuckers it was

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★★★

    this may be a bit out there, but I'm beginning to think Ari Aster might have some family issues

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  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★★★½

    I love this movie a lot, but I could never love this movie as much as this movie loves movies. One of the most perfectly constructed action narratives. Period.

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    Saddled with most of the standard MCU problems (nondescript action, unpolished CG physics, bland camerawork, inconsistent score, endless climax that's structured a little too neatly, really awful comedic timing), but it’s also the first Marvel film since The Avengers to feel like a real movie, something with stakes and vision and a purpose for existing beyond setting up future installments. Captain America: The Winter Soldier remains my favorite in the franchise—the atmosphere and combat sequences give it an edge—but this…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    I have a confession to make. I've long called this my favorite film of all time, but upon rewatch, I made a shocking discovery that completely turned my opinion of Mulholland Drive on its head. You see, I was under the impression that David Lynch had crafted an intricate story about love, jealousy, and the all-consuming pain of regret, but what I hadn't realized was that this story was far from original. This film steals virtually all of its narrative…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★★

    Something about Pasolini's sensibilities rubbed me the wrong way throughout most of his Trilogy of Life, so I'm happy to report that Salò is, in my highly subjective opinion, a massive improvement on the directorial front. But then again, I don't need to tell you that, do I? Salò is Salò is Salò. You're not here to read about shot compositions and narrative pacing. You're definitely not here to read about ideology (good thing, too—I wouldn't know where to start).…