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  • Climax
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

  • 12 Angry Men

    ★★★★½

  • Quiz Show

    ★★★½

  • The Delta

    ★★★½

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  • In the Cut

    In the Cut

    ★★★★★

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

    "i thought i was dreaming."

    jane campion's misunderstood masterpiece, in the cut, is a film interested in fragmentation- narratively, visually, and thematically. the editing is quick- frantically cutting from shot to shot in a matter of seconds to communicate the paranoia of the protagonist, many frames are blurred at the edges like the flimsy pages of a paperback book stained by water, the progression of the narrative is choppy and inconsistent, scenes end before conversations are finished, victims of murder…

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★★

    Toward the end of Jane Schoenbrun’s unsettling coming-of-age film, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, there is a shot where the camera rests from a distance on a man alone in his room, his hand pressed against the glow of his computer screen. This cold, distanced shot brings to mind the opening scene of Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 masterpiece, Persona, in which a young boy reaches out to a screen, placing his hand on an image of a woman whose…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

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

    immediately love it 10x more than the first. every actor is so scary in this. austin butler is scary. timothee chalamet is scary. rebecca ferguson is scary. stellan skarsgard is scary. there's just such an overwhelming sense of dread and fear that is genuinely upsetting and disturbing to me at times because of how bleak things get with paul. never seen timothee command the screen like that before. all of the emotion and urgency and drama that was missing from…

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★½

    i finally watched it! obviously it's incredible so i have nothing more to add that hasn't been said before, but wow!!!  i love film school bc i get to watch movies i would never normally be able to see in a theatre on a huge screen in an auditorium! so cool! (even though this professor sadly always brings dvds instead of blu rays).

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