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"Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out." -Martin Scorsese
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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

    Nomadland was good, but JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH DESERVED BEST PICTURE

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Robert Eggers creates to film unlike any other, a film with a disturbing atmosphere that swallows you whole, presenting layers upon layers of conceptual imagery and ideas that all combined into one absolutely polarizing piece of art.

    There's so much meaning and so many thoughts packed into this, that lead to many routes of interpretation. However the purgatory explication has always stuck out to me as the one that fits perfectly to the story of The Lighthouse.

    *spoilers*
    The hellish…

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    Gritty and brooding Martin Scorsese's "I Heard You Paint Houses" grapples with mortality in what feels like the funeral of the Gangster genre. A bleak depiction of crime and the life that comes with it, The Irishman is not the nostalgic fun of Goodfellas or the exiting ecstasy of The Wolf of Wall Street, but rather a slow and personal journey of a foot soldier.

    Frank Sheeran in his own words "was one of a thousand working stiffs," until he…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    The title There Will Be Blood is a biblical reference to Exodus, where Aaron is told to smite the waters of Egypt so they become blood. Blood would flow through the lands, poisoning the fish and making it undrinkable for the people of Egypt. However in Paul Tomas Anderson's 2007 masterpiece the blood of the land and driving force of the film: Oil! 

    A stone cold and bone chilling piece, TWBB examines the two pillars America was built on, capitalism…