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  • The Tree of Life
  • Paris, Texas
  • Exotica
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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  • Nope

    ★★★★

  • Twin Peaks

    ★★★★

  • Barbarian

    ★★★½

  • National Treasure

    ★★★

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  • The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    ★★★★★

    Tell me a story about why you're sad.

    #11 of 31 days of Halloween

    The Sixth Sense is tragedy masquerading as horror. It's the disconnection of loss and heartbreak refracted through a ghost story. It's everything a story about specters can and should be.

    What allows Shyamalan's pitch perfect masterpiece to hold up upon repeat viewings, long after the twist has been revealed and enshrined in our cultural imagination, is how he uses it to inform the emotional content of…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to hold on a second longer...

    Nearly fourteen years on and this is still, in my opinion, the best superhero film ever created.

    A film more about responsibility, identity, and self-discernment than about kicking and punching bad guys.

    A film that, true to the spirit of the character, strips away the veneer of flashy escapism and pummels…

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  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★★★½

    Bizarrely insane. It's a fittingly uneven ending to this unfocused trilogy. But I'm glad they just keep swinging for the fences with these.

    The thread of generational trauma and survivor's guilt is dropped for a story that tries to reposition the very neat cosmic evil of Michael Myers as a response to abuse and I'm not sure it works.

    At the same time, apart from the inevitable ending, I genuinely had no idea where this was going half the time…

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

    You’re so toxic!

    Very dumb, but in a fun way.

    Basically Gen Z Clue.

    Also, Rachel Sennott *and* Lee Pace? Bisexuals truly keep winning this year.

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    - H-how can you have two fathers?
    - Just lucky I guess...

  • Adventureland

    Adventureland

    ★★★

    Jesse Eisenberg getting punched in the balls, curling into the fetal position, and saying "This is just my life." is basically me every morning.