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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★½

    dumbledore really out here just baiting all of slytherin just to give the win to gryffindor right at the end.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★

    a bit ordinary and repetitive, but done in a way that represents that debilitating feeling of love (and lack of it) with the inexplicable power that it has on us. melancholic and claustrophobic, wong kar-wai seductively pulls us into the lives of these two and just as easily stamps us out in the same unspoken way that we came in.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I had such high expectations for this film considering the hype and Bong Joon-Ho smashes it out of the fucking park with Parasite. My only regret is not going in as blind as possible about it.

    A biting satire that puts the class divide, a topic that Korean films love to dive into, on full display. It’s delicately effective, being overt for comedic purposes without undermining the tone and seriousness of the film. The shifts jump from scene to scene…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    I usually like to hang back after a movie is over and take my time leaving. My experience after Uncut Gems was instead a brisk walk out into the cold weather to catch some air. Not for a single moment does Uncut Gems take its foot off the pedal with a score that is just as frenetic as the movie itself.

    As a fan of basketball and gambling, it captures the perfect mental state of being a degenerate gambler so…