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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★½

    I expected a dumpster fire, but was pleasantly surprised. There are some details that are perhaps unpolished but the product as a whole is really good imo. A lot of the CGI is pretty bad but it’s been a part of Snyder’s style for awhile now and it’s mostly an effective use of it, even if it occasionally looks like a 2013 video game. The movie takes itself really seriously which sometimes works against it and becomes unintentionally hella goofy.…

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

    Eraserhead is one of the first David Lynch films I watched. I remember loving it, but having no idea what to make of it on neither a thematic/conceptual level and a pure cinematic level. Now having seen almost all of Lynch’s filmography + Twin Peaks, this movie still completely mystifies me and stands out as an outlier in his filmography. I’ve never seen something that is so alienating and unsettling. Almost all of his work, I can at this point…

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  • Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can

    ★★★★½

    It just made so much sense for Martin Sheen to eventually show up in this. I have no idea how to explain it, but it just felt so right

    Sooo much fun. It’s basically the nicer twin to The Wolf of Wall Street. Fun, witty, hilarious, and really smart tbh. The comedic timing is perfect in this, I really just shouldn’t have laughed that hard at a knock knock anti-joke

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    Easily one of the most purely entertaining and enjoyable movies ever made

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    Finally watched this last night expecting it to be one of those super overhyped classics, but wow, it really is that good. I read another review that said - imagine sitting in a theater in 1942 watching this not knowing who would win the war. That perspective made so much click. Perfect film. 

    Found in a video store on blu-ray for $3. Pretty sure that’s the best dollar-to-star ratio I’ve ever seen.

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★½

    I sure as hell wasn’t expecting it to end the way it did. I was expecting something straight forward, but it was a bit more meditative than I had anticipated. Today it’s a 4.5, and because of that ending I think I will need to rewatch it, so who knows. 

    What a Texan ass movie.