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  • Swing Time
  • Ticket to Paradise
  • The Love Parade
  • Fever Pitch

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  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Concussion

    ★★★½

  • Valentine's Day

    ★★½

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  • Tammy and the T-Rex

    Tammy and the T-Rex

    ★★★★½

    We go to the movies to experience something new. Extraordinary. Meaningful. Moving. Whether it's drama or comedy or horror or sci-fi, we want to watch something *transcendent.* A work of art that feels so outside of ourselves yet illuminates and helps us to recognize universal truths about life. What a fantastic world we live in that such myriad beauty exists—and what an injustice we've done to so many films that contain it.

    To be frank: movie lovers have become boring.…

  • Terrifier 2

    Terrifier 2

    ★★★★★

    I was left absolutely stunned at the end of this movie. I assumed I would like it for the grisly death scenes alone, and was hopeful that it could elevate into more esteemed territory—but my god. Terrifier 2 is an unequivocal triumph in horror. The genre is wonderful in its ability to defamiliarize the darkest truths of life, to engage the most sinister demons that plague our very core. Terrifier 2 presents a familiar feeling: one of inescapable anguish. The…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Watched with Mike White's commentary track.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Dune is truly a Lynchian film. Yes, for Paul’s enigmatic visions of the future that are laced with haunting imagery; for the vivid colors (per usual, lots and lots of blue) that shimmer through the screen; for the homegrown soundtrack that mixes otherworldly sounds with performance; for the plethora of bodily deformities; for the meditative focus on words and voices; for the bizarrely casted lot that populates a meticulously detailed nightmare world—I could go on. But more than anything, the…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★

    Cinema is a beautiful medium that allows stories to visually explore universal truths of life, the struggles we all face as human beings. A lonely journey through space symbolizes the grieving process for Ryan as she copes with the loss of her daughter in Gravity. The alien invasion in The World’s End challenges Gary’s notion of life-fulfillment and forces him to grow up. The grand interweaving dream-within-a-dream of Mulholland Drive represents the pressures of Hollywood and the consequences it can…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    If you'd like to read my complete breakdown of Mulholland Drive, check out my article here! filmcolossus.com/mulholland-drive-explanation

    But in short: Mulholland Drive is unlike anything else. David Lynch fully realized the offbeat, surreal aesthetic he had been developing since his early short films with this Hollywood story about fiction vs. reality. What do we see when we look at ourselves? At the world around us? And what happens when we venture too far away from what's real? And how do…