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  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★★

      “You adore me, you love me, you cherish me, Jesus Christ you can't live without me.”

    This review will be fairly sloppy, and somewhat personal so excuse the quality :)

    It’s been sixteen hours now, since I watched Buffalo ‘66, and it’s still on my mind. I can’t stop thinking about all the wonderful moments in the film, from an incredible dinner scene, the bowling scene, or the last 40 minutes entirely. It’s a film that, unexpectedly, grabbed me immediately, and…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    “The only way to be truly happy is to love.  Unless you love, your life will flash by.”

    Terrence Malick has always been a filmmaker to focus on the intricacies of the human condition, while simultaneously painting expansive, and undeniably gorgeous canvases. His focus on the elements of nature, in all their pastoral glory, backdropped by characters with unparalleled resonance. These and so many more of Malick’s visual characteristics are ones that have ingrained themselves into filmmaking forever, paving way…

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  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★½

    ”I am the wrath of God. Who else is with me?”

       A pure clinic in the art of filmmaking, Werner Herzog’s film is a triumph in nearly every aspect. Enhanced magnificently by a multitude of qualities ranging from Herzog’s direction, to Thomas Mauch’s photography, to the masterful all around performances, is this tale of Spanish expedition in South America. The result is a picture that plays out with impressive ease, strong thematic undertones, and a certain, hypnotizing beauty.

    8.9/10

  • Above the Waves

    Above the Waves

    ★★★★

    Train the Body. Your Mind Will Follow

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    “I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It's a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.”

    Best: Excellent performances, story, writing, gorgeous cinematography, direction, score, characters, astounding production design, pacing
    Worst: Nothing
    Notable Bit: During some of the more emotional scenes, Amy Adams would sing songs from famous musicals like "Annie" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in order to cheer herself up. Eventually, Joaquin Phoenix would join in and they would sing together. However, they stopped after they saw Spike Jonze filming them.

    10/10

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    “Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in! Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in!”

    Best: Mesmerizing acting, brilliant direction, entrancing cinematography, incredible pacing, excellent writing, enthralling characterwork, underlying themes, haunting imagery, ending
    Worst: Title cards (nitpick)
    Notable Bit: To get Jack Nicholson in the right agitated mood, he was only fed cheese sandwiches for two weeks, which he hates.

    9.8/10