Trevor Maek

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Favorite films

  • Oppenheimer
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Monster
  • Killers of the Flower Moon

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★½

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★

  • Inception

    ★★★★

  • The Hating Game

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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★

    In spite of its grandiosity and ambition, I think my appreciation for Inception has gradually waned over the years. I'm realizing more and more that Nolan's films are primarily designed to be experienced on the largest screen possible, and a lot of the experience is lost when you are watching it at home. Where Inception excels is in the execution of its bold ideas, and the way those ideas are visually represented. While it is thematically rich, I'm more and…

  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    How do you tell a story of such immense success, adversity, and camaraderie as that of the Von Erich family in a feature length film? The short answer is that you simply can't. In spite of the challenging and vast source material, Durkin effectively distills an entire family history into a story that captures the deep love that these brothers had for one another as well as showing the ways that we bring curses upon our families when we try…

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★½

    I had heard a lot of buzz around the sound design of this film, and it deserves every ounce of praise that it has received for the horrifying soundscapes that are incorporated throughout. The Zone of Interest seems to be primarily an exercise in displaying not only a visual but an aural contrast between the domesticity of the family of Rudolph Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, and the inescapable evils that seem to seep into the edges of their life.…

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★

    When we lack an element to judge something, and the lack is unbearable, all we can do is decide. You see? To overcome doubt, sometimes we have to… decide to sway one way rather than the other. Since you need to believe one thing but have two choices, you must choose.” - Marge

    This seems to be the thesis of Justine Triet's film. In Anatomy of a Fall, the truth is not easily known, instead hidden behind language that carries…

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  • Newness

    Newness

    ★★★

    You can't have a movie about millenials without a scene including avocados on toast...

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.

    This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.

    The Ain't Rights are no exception, a punk band…