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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    Man is the warmest place to hide...

    John Carpenter's The Thing is a film that never ceases to keep me on the edge of my seat. Thrilling and terrifying scenes that go hand in hand with Ennio Morricone's hauntingly foreboding score and special effects that are still jawdropping to this very day. Not to mention the themes of paranoia and isolation are both handled beautifully in a grim and horrifying manner. All shown through the superb directing by Carpenter and through the great performances by the ensemble cast. Easily Carpenter's best work to date.

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  • Baraka

    Baraka

    I have trouble with rating something so poignant, haunting and yet oh so incredibly beautiful. So this is going to be one of those rare occasions where I won't rate a film. It's a monumental achievement in filmmaking and one that deserves to go down the line among the greats like Koyaanisqatsi (1982).

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    "My conscience wants vegetarianism to win over the world. And my subconscious is yearning for a piece of juicy meat. But what do I want?"

    Surreal, dreamlike, haunting and mesmerizing. Words cannot describe enough how many emotions you feel from this Tarkovsky multi-layered experience.

    It's a film that has to be witnessed, felt and lived with the human eye, conscience and soul. A film that will change your life for better or worse. Cinema doesn't get any better than this, folks. So in other words, it's deep af.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★½

    Summer of 2015:
    15 year old me: 2001: A Space Odyssey, what an artsy fartsy sh*t movie that was. I can't believe I sat through that entire thing, what an absolute waste of my time that was. I'll never, but absolutely, positively never, watch that turd again. EVER!

    Summer of 2017:
    17 year old me: Wow, I have zero regret re-watching this incredible film. What in gods name was I thinking two years ago? Seriously, what a moron child I…