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  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★

    8/10
    A really authentic portrayal of family. Felt a lot like a Wes Anderson or Jim Jarmusch film (Anderson even co-produced the thing). The dialogue is on-point here and Baumbach seriously does a fantastic job with this story. Eisenberg is top-notch as always and this is probably Daniels' best work. I'm so ready for Marriage Story. (That trailer is sooo good.)

    Added to:
    My List: Top 1000 Greatest Films of All Time
    Ranking: 2019, First Time Watches
    Top 100 2000s Films

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★

    8/10
    Road to My End of the Decade List - Movie #49
    Road to Halloween - Movie #9

    It could definitely go down to a 7 once I think about it more, but there's so much really brilliant stuff here. The movie mostly works because of how expertly structured and cut it is and how all of the scenes fit together. Beyond that, Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller both give fantastic performances. I think this is my new favorite Lynne…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    Oh my God. My expectations were unbelievably high for this film, so I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. Despite my worries, though, it surpassed the expectations I had. This is by far one of the coolest, most clever, and most original films ever made. Every moment explores something new, either with the characters or the dialogue or with the medium of film itself. There is so much to love, and I…

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    My seventh watch.
    I'm turning 17 tomorrow, so I thought it fitting that I watch my favorite coming-of-age film. I've watched this four times in about a month, and I think it's really just because it makes me feel so much emotion and gives me so much hope. I already ranted about why I love this movie and how it helps me with hardships in my last review, but I think everything I take away from this movie is…