Pariah ★★★★★

You know that feeling when you haven't seen a movie in years and when you finally see it again, it comes off as even more raw and powerful than you remember it?

Yeah, that's a cool feeling. This movie gave me that feeling tenfold.

This movie may not be the most well acted movie you'll ever see...
This movie may not be the most visually impressive movie you'll ever see...

But I'll be damned if it won't be one of the most powerful movies you'll ever see based on the emotions that the script and the characters within in it resonate. Everything about this movie feels so real and the characters all feel so real and that makes the film so powerful. It really pulls at the heart strings in a way that never feels forced or overdone or underwhelming. Every emotion hits just the right tone and when it does, it hits you like a wrecking ball.

Many directors are capable of creating their own visually unique films that are visual masterpieces or they are capable of inspiring a tour de force out of every actor in their cast, but even the best directors in Hollywood have difficulty of really hitting the right emotional chords from within their bodies of work; yet alone hit the nail on the head as pitch perfectly as this little indie film does.

On that basis alone, Pariah is one of the best movies I've ever seen.

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