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  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Memento

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  • The Rules of the Game

    ★★★★

  • Turning Red

    ★★★★

  • A Fire Within

  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

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  • The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game

    ★★★★

    “Put an end to this farce”
    “Which one your lordship?”

    The Rules of the Game is certainly among the likes of such films as Vertigo and 2001: A Space Odyssey--particularly for me, a classic film I appreciate on watching but don't fully love until I revisit it. There's a lot to admire about this movie, especially clearly being one of the most influential of all time. I decided to watch this movie since I've gotten really into Downton Abbey, but…

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★

    “Red is a lucky color”

    Geared much more to the children side of the always universal audience the Pixar filmography garners, Turning Red follows in the footsteps of The Mitchells vs. the Machines of flashy animation and precocious narration of a coming of age and coming to terms with a parent animated film (or if you prefer, following the footsteps of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as a story with a loyal group of friends with bombastic scenes to make an…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    “Nobody cares about the end of the world”

    Jordan Peele is not a one trick pony. In a film of haunting performances, spellbinding visuals, and metaphors 11 layers deep, Us paints a damning portrait of America, cynically invoking uniting ideas like the Hands Across America campaign as the root of what’s driving us apart. In Us, a family holiday becomes something much worse as doppelgangers begin to terrorize the house. These actors pull double duty as the terrified family and…

  • Cats

    Cats

    What a way to start the decade

    I want to start by taking a look at this poster of Cats. The sensation it’s trying to convey is clear--with a vivid, colorful skyline of the city, the center character gracefully reaches up to the wide-open night sky in an expression of exuberance and freedom. It’s a relatable, desirable, and very much human feeling to behold, that is until your eyes wander downwards and notice the tail on this anthropomorphic character. Suddenly,…