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  • The Sacrifice
  • Certain Women
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

  • Everything in This Dream

  • James Acaster: Repertoire

    ★★★★½

  • 6 Underground

    ½

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    "What sin are you referring to?"

    Please hear me out:

    Many believe this is wholly an anti-capitalism film. This is not the case. It is an anti-greed film. Yes, capitalism can provide a means for exercising greed, in many cases quite easily, but it is the vehicle for this film's condemning message, not the target. The oil industry was extremely domineering in the decades leading to the publishing of the novel on which this is based, making it an effective…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    The Green Knight presents its audience with a nonsensical reality, and proceeds to interpret and explain it in terms of dreams. We go from knowing better than Sir Gawain to being even more lost than he is, as he fluctuates between feeling like a closely watched companion and a distant figure untethered from anyone and everyone. This filmic experience is relentless, and so our viewership must in some way relent.

    We give up our expectations, our boundaries for what we…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

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

    Psalm 139:13-14
    “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” 

    Luke 14:11
    “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

    *SCATTER-BRAINED REVIEW WARNING*

    An eye opens, staring into the audience but more importantly demanding a stare back. A communication is immediately established between 2049 and the viewer. The film gazes while receiving a gaze, pays attention…

  • Everything in This Dream

    Everything in This Dream

    At first glance this doesn't feel necessarily like a short film, but a coherence emerges upon remembering the movie from which these outtakes are pulled. The "plot" is arguably more concrete than Inherent Vice's feels at times. The cinematography is thoughtful and the score is functional, but the best part of course is that narration. However long it's been since I first saw Inherent Vice, I still haven't been able to get over the casting and the remarkable choice to…

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  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★½

    “Do I repeat myself when I talk?”

    “Huh?”

    ”When I talk... do I repeat myself?”

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    One of Lynch’s best directed works. Every little facet of what carries the visual storytelling just clicks right into place, an odd stability to be found in this chaotic world. I’m going to rave about the use of lenses again, because it’s just fantastic how focused and tangible the center of the frame feels, only to be distorted and let go as forms recede into the periphery, like the details of a dream. This is an ethereally shot film and…