payton

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“favorites” are the last four films i rated 5 stars

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★

    Just finished watching this after watching it here and there over the span of 3 days. I think it took me so long to actually sit down and finish it because the subject matter was so hard for me to watch at times. It felt a little one-toned, but I think that actually worked in the favor for the message throughout.

    The cinematography was incredible and the lighting felt so intimate and real. So real at times that, as a…

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    I finished this movie about 5 minutes ago, and it's one of those where you just sit and think afterwards. This movie touched on so many important topics within its two-hour run time that it almost feels like I watched an entire season of a television show rather than a movie. The characters are humanized in such a way that you can start to know what they are thinking even in scenes of silence. Somehow those scenes propelled the story…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    1917 went above and beyond to avoid falling into the generic "cash grab" category that many war movies find themselves in. With regards to visuals, there were many moments where I was left questioning how exactly they even managed to get some of the shots they did. Roger Deakins is nothing short of a master in his craft, everything he touches is sure to be visually appealing on screen.

    At the height of the climax I was brought to tears…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    This movie is what it feels like when you watch a movie and keeping nodding off every few minutes and when you wake up you tell yourself, "I wasn't asleep, I know what's going on" (even though you really don't have a clue what is going on). Thing is, I watched this movie completely lucid and still was incredibly disoriented from it.

    I almost wish I could have watched what my face looked like while watching this, as I feel…

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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    Listen, I don't have much time but I wanted to write and tell you that this is a phenomenal movie in quite literally every aspect. It was like batting in the most rigged game of baseball and the pitcher won't stop throwing curveballs; the pitcher of course being Christopher Nolan.

    Now, I can hear the dramatic symphony music playing so I should wake up any seco-

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    there’s something about watching the joker leave gotham in shambles while our own world is in shambles that hits different right about now