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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★½

    'Antichrist' is one of the, if not the most controversial movie ever made. It's scenes of gratuitous violence, gore, and graphic sexual content have polarized audiences since its release in 2009. Many people seem to praise this film as Von Trier's masterpiece, while others see it as nothing more than an exercise of Von Trier's own inflated ego. I've loved the two other Von Trier films I have seen (2018's 'The House That Jack Built and 2011's 'Melancholia'), I think…

  • Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

    Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

    ★★★★

    'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead' is the latest film from Ben Wheatley, and proves much different than his earlier creative endeavors such as 2016's 'Free Fire' and 2015's 'High-Rise.' This time around, Wheatley follows an extended family spending their New Year's party at a manor, where tensions arise among the many family members.

    This is probably the best of Wheatley's work (that I have seen), blending sharp, Martin McDonagh-esque dialogue with real, human characters to craft a truly superb piece…

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  • Polar

    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen can try all he wants, this movie sucked.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★½

    John's Oscars:

    Best Picture:
    You Were Never Really Here (Winner)
    First Man
    The House That Jack Built
    Under the Silver Lake
    Annihilation
    Mandy
    American Animals
    Mission Impossible: Fallout

    Best Actor:
    Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here) (Winner)
    Matt Dillon (The House That Jack Built)
    Ryan Gosling (First Man)
    Nicolas Cage (Mandy)
    Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)

    Best Actress:
    Olivia Colman (The Favourite) (Winner)
    Natalie Portman (Annihilation)
    Viola Davis (Widows)
    Toni Collette (Hereditary)
    Charlize Theron (Tully)

    Best Director:
    Lynne Ramsay…