Luke HM

Luke HM

Favorite films

  • Oppenheimer
  • John Wick: Chapter 4
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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  • Einstein and the Bomb

    ★★★

  • Orion and the Dark

    ★★★★

  • Society of the Snow

    ★★★★

  • I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me

    ★★★

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  • Einstein and the Bomb

    Einstein and the Bomb

    ★★★

    This lack of exposure makes sense. The movie is quite humble, with the simple hook of “What happened after Albert Einstein left Germany?” Such humility is perhaps its greatest gift, however — it’s unflashy, and as such its examination of history and glimpse at humanity have a sort of silent conviction. It rewards the viewer who stumbles upon it, delivering a convicting look at the bomb through the eyes of one of its most tormented contributors.

    There’s a sort of…

  • Orion and the Dark

    Orion and the Dark

    ★★★★

    In Rotten Tomatoes’ blurb summarizing the consensus critic view and lending words to the Tomatometer, "Orion and the Dark" is described as “an uncommonly ambitious animated film” and “[un]afraid to tangle with existential ideas.”

    It has garnered praise from critics and masses alike, and rightfully so. Rotten Tomatoes’ appraisal hits the nail on the head: The latest screenplay penned by the renowned Charlie Kaufman, who has been mostly absent from the Hollywood scene since his potent writer-director outing in "I'm…

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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    ★★★★

    “GRACE!”

    “Grace? Grace passed away thirty years ago.”

    “No, they want you to say grace!”

    *shakes head, evident confusion*

    “Like the blessing!”

    “Oh...”

    *nods head and gets in prayer formation, everyone follows suit, soon each person at the table has fingers intertwined, heads bowed, ready for the aforementioned grace*

    *a few seconds pass*

    “I pledge allegiance...to the flag...”

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    93

    I...I can’t speak. My mouth has hit the floor. Forget extrapolating the emotional boundaries set or burst past in Kaufman and other atuer’s unique works (peep Nolan’s Tenet, the other mindfudge I’ve endured recently); I’m Thinking of Ending Things went, in ten minutes of exterior examination, from a Lighthouse-esque experience of puzzling grandeur to a story of depression and agonizing subtleties that has me in emotional shambles.

    It’s perilously difficult to elaborate more on this without going in-depth, but I’ll just say I’m awed. And if you’ve seen it, watch this video to further understand my shattered heart.