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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    It’s December 30th and there’s less than forty-eight hours left before this not-so-pleasant year ends. The sky is cloudy and a little bit gloomy–an indication that rain might occur in the next couple of hours. I’ve watched this film at four in the afternoon and it’s now eight at night; it’s now dark, it didn’t rain, but the wind persisted, and the remnants of the apple I was eating during the film is now brown. I stood up and contemplated,…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    Since it’s the last day of 2020, I’ve been thinking of one film that will complete my year. I’ve thought that maybe rewatching Hamilton (2020) for the nth time would do it or The Shawshank Redemption (1994) to give me an inspiration for the next year to come, but instead I chose Minari (2020). Why, you may ask? I’ve been wondering why I chose this film too. Maybe it’s because I’ve been anticipating this Asian-directed 2020-released film for too long…

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    I remember the first time I saw this film and I didn’t really get it; I was sixteen—a naïve young boy who knew little about everything. I never truly understand what emotions really are, coming from a somewhat privileged and sheltered family. The monotonous nature of our household strengthened the already growing ignorance in me. Eat, go to school, study, sleep, repeat; a routine that might seem boring to some, but the comfort in knowing what to do next is…

  • Grand Illusion

    Grand Illusion

    ★★★★★

    The Ultimate Criterion Challenge: (Re)Watching Every Film by Spine Number

    Barbarity and annihilation are the two key features that are never lost in the anti-war genre, as it completely highlights the futility of the war itself; that both sides obliterate each other to death until one side gives up and all that’s left is the aftermath of a tragedy. These films expose and often criticize humanity’s biggest and deadliest conflicts, either by showing it upfront, like Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of…

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  • Death to 2020

    Death to 2020

    Nearly lost it when Samuel L. Jackson described Little Women (2019) as four white girls standing on the cusp of Karenhood.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    I finally understood what Taylor Swift meant when she said I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.

    Absolutely hilarious, riveting, and heartwarming. I’ve never laughed and cried so hard on a Pixar film since Inside Out. Will definitely watch it again tomorrow to experience some more jazzing.

    Oh, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

    See also:
    2020 Releases Ranked CLICK HERE
    Quarantine Watches CLICK HERE
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